Patents Examined by Albert K. Wong
  • Patent number: 11463091
    Abstract: An analog input device including at least one mounting panel and a matrix of analog push button assemblies mounted thereon. Each analog push button assembly including an analog pressure sensor including a pressure reception arrangement having an optical sensing sub-arrangement configured to measure an amount of light varied according to a pressure sensed at the pressure reception arrangement and an output terminal for outputting an analog signal corresponding to the amount of light measured, and a plunger element configured to exert the pressure on the pressure reception arrangement. The analog input device may include a multiplexer including an input side coupled to the push button assemblies and an output side; an analog-to-digital converter coupled to the output side of the multiplexer; a processor coupled to the analog-to-digital converter and configured to output a data packet; and a communication interface configured to transmit the data packet to a host computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Razer (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung Wei Lee, Thuan Teck Tan, Wenliang Yang, Alvin Sim, Kok Kiong Low, Ling Duan, Christopher Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11449082
    Abstract: A modular leak detection and notification unit comprised of a self powered leak sensor and a remote relay transmitter. It can accommodate any number of leak sensors, that can be positioned at a plethora of different potential leak sites. It presents a signal upon detection of a leak that can be used to generate local audible alarm, a text alarm message to the all cell phones/smart devices that it is directed to notify, or a signal to a battery powered motorized valve positioner that has its battery connected to a trickle charger. The trickle charger is powered by a turbine generator that is placed inline, or in a parasitic bypass line from the fluid line itself. This signal may be routed to its final destination by a low power Bluetooth signal from the relay transmitter, via RF network from a cell chip in the relay transmitter, by internet network via WiFi or via RF transmission through internet contact with a cell carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Robert Issac Lindemann
  • Patent number: 11450192
    Abstract: A fall detection system includes first sensing devices, second sensing devices, positioning modules, a data server and a display device. The first sensing device is configured to detect a posture of a body part of a user for obtaining body part posture data. The positioning modules are configured to detect positions of the first and second sensing devices, so as to obtain corresponding body part position data. Each of the second sensing devices is disposed on a shoe to detect a posture of a user's feet and to measure a distance from an ambient object for obtaining feet posture data and distance measurement data. The data server is configured to receive the body part posture data, the body part position data, the feet posture data and the distance measurement data to determine if the user falls down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chih-Lung Lin, Wen-Ching Chiu, Yuan-Hao Ho
  • Patent number: 11443556
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method, a device, and a program product for keystroke pattern analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Zijia Wang, Qiang Chen, Jiacheng Ni, Zhen Jia
  • Patent number: 11392214
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a touch control system are disclosed. In one aspect a touch screen interface on a mechanical keyboard is disclosed. A touch sensing area on a keyboard having mechanical key mechanisms also provides a touch sensing surface. Touch position on the keyboard is detected and used to control a user interface. Unique touch sensing systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: David L. Henty
  • Patent number: 11394385
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an input device having adjustable input mechanisms. The input mechanisms of the input device may be dynamically adjusted based on one or more input characteristics associated with a user. Accordingly, the input device may be customized to fit a user's input preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Paul X. Wang, John C. DiFonzo, Dayu Qu, Zheng Gao, Chang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11382383
    Abstract: A smart footwear system including a wireless charging system directed to measuring and capturing pressure data exerted on a shoe footwear item. The smart footwear system is operable to be used with virtual reality systems and provide controlled movements for an avatar in a virtual environment based on a user's movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: BRILLIANT SOLE, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey William Guard, Michael Jon Bower, William Fleming, Andrew Keener
  • Patent number: 11369995
    Abstract: A method for controlling a mobile device—placed on a holder, comprising an interface plate configured to be touched by an object so as to control the device, and comprising at least two movement sensors configured to detect a movement of the device—comprises a) applying an object to the holder at a point of impact located outside the interface plate, the application of the object leading to a propagation of a vibration wave that propagates along the holder, toward the mobile device; b) detecting, with each movement sensor, the vibration wave at a detection time; c) comparing detection times detected by each movement sensor, respectively; d) estimating a position of the point of impact on the holder, depending on the comparison carried out in c); and e) generating a control signal of the mobile device depending on the position estimated in d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Hap2U
    Inventors: Eric Vezzoli, Cédrick Chappaz
  • Patent number: 11353617
    Abstract: Methods and systems for leak detection are provided herein. A method for leak detection can comprise conveying an acoustic leak detection tool inside the innermost tubular of the multiple nested tubulars; taking measurements of the multiple nested tubulars at multiple measurement depths with the acoustic leak detection tool; arranging the measurements into a response image; and feeding the response image to a pre-trained deep neural network (DNN) to produce a flow likelihood image, wherein the DNN comprises at least one convolutional layer, and wherein the flow likelihood image comprises a representation of one or more flow patterns in at least one annulus formed by the multiple nested tubulars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmed Elsayed Fouda, Junwen Dai, Li Pan
  • Patent number: 11353959
    Abstract: A controller device configured to be worn on a hand of a user includes a plurality of sensors that, in a state in which the user wears the controller device on the hand, are disposed along a virtual curved surface being projected toward a position of a thumb of the user and detect the position of the thumb of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Takuya Kuji
  • Patent number: 11350187
    Abstract: A sensor assembly includes a power source configured to store and output electrical power, a wireless communication component, a sensor, and a microprocessor electrically coupled to the power source, the wireless communication component, and the sensor. The microprocessor is configured to receive a startup command. In response to receiving the startup command, the microprocessor is configured to determine whether an amount of electrical power stored by the power source is sufficient to complete the startup command, receive the electrical power output by the power source during a first time period in response to the amount of power being sufficient to complete the startup command, and receive the electrical power output by the power source during a second time period in response to the amount of power being insufficient to complete the startup command, where the second time period is greater than the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: James Phillips, Don Recupido, Nathan Frost, Randy Scott Brown
  • Patent number: 11328633
    Abstract: An information providing device includes a display unit configured to display information to a preset view area by emitting light, a detection unit, a first determination, a second determination unit, and a control unit configured to perform an operation control of the display unit. The display unit displays the information in a main display mode and a sub display mode having a less influence on a travelling of a nearby vehicle than the main display mode has. While the information is displayed in the main display mode, the control unit switches the main display mode to the sub display mode or stops an operation of the display unit when the first determination unit determines that the possibility of entry exceeds the threshold, or when the second determination unit determines that the nearby vehicle exists in the view area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Kenji Takemura
  • Patent number: 11322009
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant alarm assembly includes a remote unit that is carried by a caregiver driving a vehicle. The remote unit broadcasts a location signal. A base unit is attachable to a child that is seated in a vehicle and the base unit is in remote communication with an extrinsic communication network. The base unit receives the location signal and the base unit transmits an alert signal to the extrinsic communication network when the location signal falls below a pre-determined signal strength. The remote unit receives an alert from the extrinsic communication network when the base unit transmits the alert signal to the extrinsic communication network. In this way the remote unit alerts the caregiver that the child may be unattended in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Jovani Johnson
  • Patent number: 11313216
    Abstract: Real-time data of drilling operations may be utilized to automatically fingerprint and evaluate their values to create enhanced information of interest. Enhanced information of interest may be comparable to given procedure and may facilitate generation of actionable insight and validation of procedural compliance. Real-time data of drilling operations may be analyzed to generate analysis and graphical comparison of specific sub-step operations that make up activities of interest. These operations may correspond to specific actions a driller on a rig may take to manipulate equipment and may be documented as procedural steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Crkvenjakov, Benjamin Ames Leonard, Ian S. Smith, Kevin Kaczorowski
  • Patent number: 11311066
    Abstract: The flexible electronic control unit 61 for helmet strap with safety, emergency and driving assistance functionalities can be installed around helmet strap 62, independently from helmet configuration. The electronic control unit is structured to execute Emergency Call or its equivalent in case of accident or fall, taking account of the related European and International regulations, with real-time transmission of user's blood pressure profile and/or derived measures to PSAP and the like while emergency call is ongoing as to support rescue organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Valentina Daddi
  • Patent number: 11313219
    Abstract: A method and system for measuring a compressional and a shear slowness. The method may comprise disposing a downhole tool into a wellbore. The downhole tool may comprise a transmitter, wherein the transmitter is a monopole, and a receiver, wherein the receiver is a monopole receiver. The method may further comprise broadcasting the sonic waveform into the formation penetrated by the wellbore, recording a reflected wave on one or more receivers, wherein the reflected wave is a compressional wave or a shear wave, processing the reflected wave into at least one measurement, and applying a validation scheme to the at least one measurement. The system may be a downhole tool comprising a transmitter configured to transmit a sonic waveform into a formation, wherein the transmitter is a monopole, and a receiver configured to record a reflected wave, wherein the receiver is a monopole receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Kristoffer Thomas Walker
  • Patent number: 11314353
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a first display device having a touch-sensitive surface capable of detecting a stylus. The stylus may communicate with the first display device via the touch-sensitive surface. A processor copies content from the touch-sensitive surface to a first memory of the first display device, and stores an identifier key and a public key that are both associated with the first display device to a second memory. The processor may also establish a secure communication link between the first display device and a second display device using the identifier key and the public key, and paste the content from the first memory to the second display device using the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jace W. Files, James D. Trim, John T. Morrison
  • Patent number: 11308784
    Abstract: A medical device system for tracking medical event times during patient treatment includes a medical device comprising a defibrillator/monitor and a mobile computing device including a communication interface configured to communicatively couple the mobile computing device to the medical device and receive patient data comprising medical information and time information comprising one or more medical events associated with the patient data, a display configured to provide a graphical user interface that provides the patient data and the time information, and one or more processors and associated memory, the one or more processors configured to control the graphical user interface to provide the patient data and the time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A Freeman, Mark Totman, Jon P Cloutier, Ulrich Herken, Colin Thomas, Jeffrey Resnick
  • Patent number: 11307238
    Abstract: The clamping device may include (1) a monitoring device for a powerline conductor, where the monitoring device includes (a) at least one detection component that detects at least one physical characteristic at a location of the monitoring device, (b) a transmitter that wirelessly transmits data indicating the at least one physical characteristic, and (c) a receiver that wirelessly receives data indicating the at least one physical characteristic from at least one other monitoring device, where the transmitter retransmits the data indicating the at least one physical characteristic from the at least one other monitoring device, and (2) a container that retains the monitoring device such that one or more of the at least one detection component is maintained proximate the powerline conductor. The clamping device clamps a fiber optic cable to the powerline conductor to restrict movement of the fiber optic cable relative to the powerline conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventor: Karthik Yogeeswaran
  • Patent number: 11308438
    Abstract: A system and method allowing greatly improved flexibility to provide items for purchase to a traveler for a travel event while at the same time minimizing the estimations of items to be stocked by the carrier for the travel event. The system and method allow for adjustments of the items ordered and may prompt the user to select alternative items if an ordered item becomes unavailable prior to the travel event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Rafael Ramos, Steve Ramos