Patents Examined by A. Williams
  • Patent number: 11178922
    Abstract: A wearable illumination device, including a main body to be disposed on a body of a user, a plurality of lights disposed on and within at least a portion of the main body to illuminate a surrounding area, the plurality of lights including a plurality of flashing portions disposed on and within at least a portion of the main body to illuminate the surrounding area, such that the plurality of flashing portions flash, and a power source disposed on at least a portion of the main body to provide power to the plurality of lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Larry Allen
  • Patent number: 11179011
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for manually actuating rotation of a roller of a sheet material dispenser for dispensing a predetermined length of sheet material. The mechanism includes a frame member; a driven member configured for coupling with the roller; an actuating member configured to rotate about a rotation axis in a first direction through manual actuation by a user; and a driver member coupled with the actuating member. The rotation axis is movably mounted on the frame member to be movable between a first position allowing rotation of the roller caused by rotation of the actuating member in the first direction, and a second position preventing rotation of the roller caused by rotation of the actuating member in the first direction. The mechanism includes a first urging member configured to urge the rotation axis in the first position. A related assembly and dispenser including the mechanism are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Essity Hygiene and Health Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Adam T. Elliott, Mark W. Henson
  • Patent number: 11184906
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processing nodes are configured to perform scheduling in a wireless network utilizing a multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) operating mode, by determining that a throughput indicator of a sector meets a threshold, and adjusting a time window during which a first one or more wireless devices are removed from a MU-MIMO group and a second one or more wireless devices are added to the MU-MIMO group. The first one or more wireless devices comprise any wireless device that has a throughput below a threshold, and the second one or more wireless devices comprise any wireless device that has not been in the MU-MIMO group for a predefined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Justin Sungki Park, Saied Kazeminejad
  • Patent number: 11184924
    Abstract: Systems and method for multiple uplink starting positions are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of operating a wireless communication device includes identifying candidate starting positions for an uplink (UL) transmission in an unlicensed spectrum and selecting at least one starting position from among the candidate start positions based on autonomous UL starting points according to an outcome of a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure performed with respect to the unlicensed spectrum and/or one or more fixed UL starting points signaled in a UL grant. In this way, a wireless communication device may improve throughput by using resources that would not have been available otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Yu Yang, Jung-Fu Cheng, Reem Karaki
  • Patent number: 11184552
    Abstract: A method includes capturing a first image of a scene, detecting a face in a section of the scene from the first image, and activating an infrared (IR) light source to selectively illuminate the section of the scene with IR light. The IR light source includes an array of IR light emitting diodes (LEDs). The method includes capturing a second image of the scene under selective IR lighting from the IR light source, detecting the face in the second image, and identifying a person based on the face in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Arjen Gerben Van Der Sijde, Nicola Bettina Pfeffer, Quint Van Voorst Vader, Yourii Martynov, Charles André Schrama
  • Patent number: 11184911
    Abstract: A method for mitigating overheating events is provided. The method includes communicating, on a wireless link between a network node and a communication device, first data at a first data rate. The method further includes communicating, on the wireless link, at least one uplink control signal associated with an overheating event at the communication device. In response to said communicating of the at least one uplink control signal, the method includes communicating, on the wireless link, second data at a second data rate, wherein the second data rate is different from the first data rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Rickard Ljung, Lars Nord, Anders Berggren
  • Patent number: 11184531
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a composite video for display in a vehicle. A plurality of video streams are generated from a plurality of video cameras configured to be positioned on the vehicle. The video streams are transformed by an electronic processor to create a virtual camera viewpoint. The transformed video streams are combined to generate a composite video including a portion of a first image that is generated from a first one of the video cameras. The electronic processor detects an object external to the vehicle and determines whether the object at least partially obscures the portion of the first image. When the object at least partially obscures the portion of the first image, the electronic processor supplements the portion of the first image with a portion of a second image that is generated by a second one of the video cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Greg Sypitkowski, Patrick Graf, James Stephen Miller
  • Patent number: 11184494
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory that stores a usage history of using an image forming apparatus by a user and a number of times of viewing report information by the user; and circuitry configured to determine an arrangement of the report information relating to a function of an application and display the report information, based on the usage history and the number of times of viewing the report information by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Junki Aoki
  • Patent number: 11180340
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus, system and method for providing pay-out head utilized in unwrapping elongated materials with adjustable pintle flanges that allows for keeping a coil pack stay concentric on the head during the unwrapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Reel Power Licensing Corp.
    Inventor: Brent S. Lim
  • Patent number: 11179619
    Abstract: An assistant coach system and methods can include: displaying a listed athlete and a record icon on a user device; detecting a selection of the listed athlete as a selected athlete; detecting a selection of the record icon; recording audio with coach audio equipment, based on the record icon being selected; transmitting the audio from the user device to athlete audio equipment worn by the selected athlete; and storing the audio on a distributed computing system for later replay by the athlete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Morganne Malloy
  • Patent number: 11179012
    Abstract: The hub described herein is adapted for specialized use with relatively larger diameter tissue roll cores and large width rolls. The hub prevents the practical use of smaller tissue rolls having smaller core diameters and/or being a smaller width roll. The hub allows for custom matching a bath tissue roll with a particular hub for quality control purposes. The hub facilitates the installation of a predetermined uniform bath tissue to be mounted in a dispenser with the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: von Drehle Corporation
    Inventors: Danielle Cannon, Jason Gscheidmeier, David Hine
  • Patent number: 11184522
    Abstract: The invention describes an imaging device (1) comprising an image sensor (2), an imaging lens (3), an infrared light source (5) to illuminate a scene (SC), and an infrared autofocus system (6) for providing an autofocus function, wherein the image sensor (2) comprises an array (21) of sensor pixels each arranged as dual pixel (22) comprising two separate pixel sensors (22a, 22b) per dual pixel (22) to record the image data (D1) as a sum signal from both pixel sensors (22a, 22b) and providing infrared data (D2) as individual signals from each of the two pixel sensors (22a, 22b) for phase contrast (PC) autofocusing, wherein an infrared filter (7) arranged between an aperture (4) of the imaging device (1) and an imaging sensor (2) and is adapted to locally transmit only a portion of the infrared light (IR) to the imaging sensor (2) by comprising at least one first area (71) arranged as infrared blocking area and at least one second area (72) arranged as infrared bandpass area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventor: Arjen Van Der Sijde
  • Patent number: 11179027
    Abstract: The invention provides devices that can be used for any endoscopy procedure. In certain embodiments, the devices of the invention reduce the occurrence of looping in the most difficult segment of the colon to navigate—the splenic flexure. In other embodiments, the devices of the invention make colonoscopies more comfortable for patients and reduce the risk of damage to the colon. In yet other embodiments, the devices of the invention comprise a supportive, friction-reducing device that can be attached to the tip of existing endoscopes to help the scope advance better through the colon and intestinal tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a Body Corporate
    Inventors: Mark Rentschler, Levin J. Sliker, Madalyn D. Kern, Joseph Micah Prendergast, William S. Smith, Kyle Galbraith, James Depoy, Karina Rose Laguardia, Andrew Patrick Gloor, Derek Sawyer
  • Patent number: 11180335
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for unrolling a strip (10) for a stamping machine (1) that allows an accumulation of the strip to be stamped (2) under a pre-unrolled form between at least one stamping spool (3) and a plate press (310) of the stamping machine (1), so characterized in that the device for unrolling a strip (10) comprises: a central drum (11) configured to be led in rotation at a variable advance speed, united in rotation with an axis of the device for unrolling the strip (10), a satellite roller (14) presenting an axis (11) constructed parallel to the axis of the central drum (11), where the satellite roller (14) can be turned around the central drum (11), and the pre-unrolled strip may be rolled around the central drum (11) due to the movement of the satellite roller (14), and a planetary leading device (15) to move the satellite roller (14) around the central drum (11) as a function of the difference of the rotation speeds of the central drum (11) and of an exterior ring (13) of the planeta
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: BOBST MEX SA
    Inventors: Christophe De Gaillande, Bernard Jaquet
  • Patent number: 11184812
    Abstract: Core network equipment is configured for use in a core network of a wireless communication system. The core network equipment is configured to switch switching to using a new non-access stratum, NAS, security context between a user equipment and the core network equipment. The core network equipment is also configured to, during or in association with a handover procedure for handover of the user equipment, signal from the core network equipment that the new NAS security context between the user equipment and the core network equipment is to be used as a basis for an access stratum (AS) security context between the user equipment and radio access network equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Prajwol Kumar Nakarmi, Karl Norrman, Monica Wifvesson
  • Patent number: 11181809
    Abstract: A focusing method includes determining a present position of a lens, determining an initial search direction based on a relationship between the present position of the lens and a reference position, and controlling the lens to perform a focusing process in the initial search direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lifu Yu, Wenmeng Teng, Zisheng Cao
  • Patent number: 11181157
    Abstract: A brake dust cover is disposed between a non-rotating body rotatably supporting an axle and a disc rotor rotating together with the axle so as to cover the disc rotor from an inner side in a vehicle width direction. The brake dust cover includes a first plate-like member having a C-shape in which a part of a circular ring is cut out, and a second plate-like member coupled to the first plate-like member. The second plate-like member includes a fixed portion fixed to the non-rotating body, and a plurality of support portions extending radially from the fixed portion. The first plate-like member is coupled to the second plate-like member to overlap the support portions such that an opening portion is formed between an inner edge of the first plate-like member and an outer edge of the fixed portion of the second plate-like member when viewed in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Ogawa, Tetsuya Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 11180633
    Abstract: Provided are a resin composition including at least one near infrared absorbing coloring agent selected from compounds represented by Formula (1), and a resin, in which a content of the near infrared absorbing coloring agent is in a range of 0.3% by mass to 5% by mass with respect to a total amount of the resin composition, a resin molded article, and a method of producing a resin molded article. The details of the reference numerals of the compounds are as described in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Sasaki, Yoshihiro Jimbo
  • Patent number: D936877
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NINGBO FUTAI ELECTRIC LIMITED
    Inventor: Fujun Qiu
  • Patent number: RE48826
    Abstract: A compressor is provided that may include a passage separator provided between an electric motor drive and a compression device to separate a refrigerant passage from an oil passage. The passage separator may include a first partition wall and a second partition wall. The first partition wall may be disposed between an inner circumferential surface of a casing and a discharge hole of the compression device, and the second partition wall may be disposed between the discharge hole and a balance weight. Accordingly, the refrigerant passage may be separated from the oil passage between the compression device and electric motor drive, thereby efficiently recovering oil to an oil storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kangwook Lee, Cheolhwan Kim, Byeongchul Lee