Patents Examined by Albert K. Wong
  • Patent number: 11989615
    Abstract: A method for testing a wireless tag by a testing unit. The method comprises: transmitting, by a first antenna, a prescribed pattern that is recognizable by a tag to put the tag into a testing mode; transmitting a trigger signal to a tag from a second antenna, the trigger signal being adapted to cause a tag to at least respond with a prescribed signal when the tag is good; waiting up to a prescribed amount of time after transmission of the trigger signal for a response to the trigger signal from a tag that is within range of the second antenna; when a valid response is received from the tag within the prescribed amount of time, designating the tag as having passed the test; and when a valid response is not received from the tag within the prescribed amount of time, designating the tag as having failed the test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: WILIOT, LTD.
    Inventors: Dotan Ziv, David Lipshitz, Ido Geldman
  • Patent number: 11974952
    Abstract: An articulated chin rest is assembly is provided for supporting the chin of a patient under monitored anesthesia care, sedation, general anesthesia, or other medical procedure to ensure that their airway is unobscured. The assembly may comprise a clamp adaptable to grip a variety of structures, a first and a second length of rigid material sequentially and rotatably connected to the clamp, and a chin rest finally rotatably connected to the second length of rigid material. Means for rotatably linking the clamp, first and second lengths of rigid material, and chin rest allow each element to rotate in three dimensional space so that the assembly mechanically mimics, and is ultimately usable in place of, an anesthesiologist's hand for tilting the patient's head and securely supporting the patient's chin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Serge Varoujan Baltayan
  • Patent number: 11953644
    Abstract: The invention relates to a switch cabinet with a switch cabinet door which closes the switch cabinet and has a door lock which can be actuated via a door handle, the switch cabinet door having a door status sensor which has a magnetic field sensor being adapted to distinguish an open state of the switch cabinet door from a closed state of the switch cabinet door by means of a detected magnetic field change, characterized in that at least the magnetic field sensor of the door status sensor is accommodated within the door handle in a region of the door handle which is magnetically permeable to the environment of the switch cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: RITTAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Sven Michael Laurösch, Markus Hain
  • Patent number: 11933889
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement for a vehicle includes a holding device holding a sensor and a connection arrangement connecting a holding device to a vehicle component. The connection arrangement moves the holding device between an operating position and at least one protecting position. The connection arrangement includes at least one lever arrangement that moves the holding device from the operating position to the at least one protecting position in response to an application of a collision force against the vehicle such that the holding device moves in at least one spatial direction including a first spatial direction, which corresponds to a first force component of the collision force. The connection arrangement includes at least one restoring arrangement that generates a restoring force applied against the at least one lever arrangement to move the holding device from the protecting position back to the operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Max Kaiser
  • Patent number: 11930980
    Abstract: A system and method for cleaning context detection and appliance operation are provided. The system includes a first appliance communicatively coupled to a second appliance to receive and transmit signals therebetween. The first appliance and the second appliance each include a controller configured to execute operations. The operations include receiving, at the first appliance, a first control signal corresponding to executing a cleaning mode at the first appliance; transmitting, from the first appliance, a second control signal to the second appliance, the second control signal corresponding to a cleaning state; and generating, at the second appliance, a third control signal corresponding to executing the cleaning mode at the second appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan James Scheckelhoff, Joshua Reeves
  • Patent number: 11934577
    Abstract: An electronic device includes one or more deformable interfaces which are able to pressurize a part of a user operating, in an actual environment, an operation target moving in a different environment and of which shapes are changeable; and one or more temperature changing units which are able to change a temperature perceived by the part of the user. A feedback system includes the electronic device; an actuator control unit configured to control an operation of an actuator that changes the shape of the deformable interface based on a change in a tactile sensation estimated to be obtained by the operation target; and a temperature control unit configured to control the temperature of the temperature changing unit capable of changing a temperature perceived by the part of the user based on a change in temperature estimated to be perceived by the operation target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Takeo Inagaki, Kazuma Takahashi, Miyuki Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 11915989
    Abstract: An antenna-in-package semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip coupled to a planar substrate. An encapsulation body encapsulates the semiconductor chip. The encapsulation body includes a through cavity extending to the planar substrate. A rectilinear wire antenna is mounted within the through cavity and extends, for instance from the planar substrate, along an axis that is transverse to a surface of the planar substrate to which the semiconductor chip is coupled. The rectilinear wire antenna is electrically coupled to the semiconductor chip. An insulating material fills the cavity to encapsulated the rectilinear wire antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Giovanni Graziosi, Aurora Sanna, Riccardo Villa
  • Patent number: 11912197
    Abstract: a system for authenticating the presence of an emergency vehicle and notifying the driver of a vehicle equipped with the disclosed system of the presence of the presence of the emergency vehicle and the type of emergency vehicle that is near or approaching. The system uses the mirror or other signaling device of the vehicle equipped with the disclosed system to notify the driver that the approaching vehicle is an official vehicle, and the identification of the governmental agency that controls the approaching vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Jimmie L. Ewing
  • Patent number: 11908307
    Abstract: A system includes one or more sensors to monitor at least one compartment of an object. A processor is communicatively-coupled to the one or more sensors to determine an alarm event based on activation of at least one sensor of the one or more sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: William J. Hoofe, IV
  • Patent number: 11891897
    Abstract: The invention discloses an integrated manufacturing system and method for a small-deformation self-diagnosis shield segment, wherein the designed installation process saves time and effort, and all the sensing modules are provided inside the segment without disturbing the space outside the segment. Integration of all the deformation self-diagnosis shield segments is achieved by comprehensively monitoring inclination, displacement, strain, pressure and temperature of the shield segments via five monitoring modules. At the same time, the obtained data is uploaded to a database, and various contents are displayed in real time according to indication information input by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: CNBM Technology Innovation Academy (Shandong) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhongchun Hu
  • Patent number: 11887458
    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: July 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Chih-Lung Lin, Wen-Ching Chiu, Yuan-Hao Ho
  • Patent number: 11889245
    Abstract: A device is provided for monitoring a geological region or a structure. The device includes: a sensor, a radio transmitter configured to transmit data obtained by the sensor, a power source configured to power the sensor and/or radio transmitter, and a housing configured to protect the power source, radio transmitter and optionally the sensor. The sensor is capable of sensing a parameter useful in determining movement within a geological region or a structure; and/or the potential for failure in a geological region or a structure. The devices may include several sensor types capable of sensing parameters such as strain, pressure, temperature, electrical conductivity, electrical resistance, or chemistry. A series of devices may be operable as a system, with at least some of the devices further functioning to relay radio signals transmitted by other devices of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Pieter Kuiper
  • Patent number: 11887456
    Abstract: A method is provided for a parent to determine a geo location of a child and the child may defer the release of their location by providing an affirmative response to the parent, the parent and child each having a network accessible device and the child's device being GPS enabled. The method utilizes a server based application in which the parent may request a response from the child. The application starts a countdown timer and the child must respond to the parent before the timer expires. If the timer expires and the child has not responded, the application attempts to determine the geo location of the child's device and forward any determined location to the parent's device. The method provides a parent peace of mind that they might locate their child in an emergency while providing the child a level of autonomy without feeling that they are constantly being watched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Herron Holdings Group LLC
    Inventor: Brian J. Herron
  • Patent number: 11886643
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that includes a relative velocity calculation unit that calculates, on the basis of data obtained by sensing of an operation body in chronological order, a relative velocity of a second point on the operation body with respect to a first point on the operation body, and a gesture recognition unit that recognizes a gesture of the operation body on the basis of the relative velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Atsushi Irie, Kenji Gotoh, Yugo Sato, Junji Otsuka, Tetsuo Ikeda, Seishi Tomonaga, Eisuke Fujinawa
  • Patent number: 11880848
    Abstract: New techniques for stowing and rapidly shipping valuables from a variety of retail stores are provided. In some aspects of the invention, a new form of coded shopping bag, configured to covert to a box (a.k.a. a “BagBox”) for on-location holding and/or shipping is provided. Systems and methods for BagBox conversion, stowing and/or shipping via specialized kiosks are provided. Billing methods based on the coding and recorded user preferences are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventor: Christopher V. Beckman
  • Patent number: 11880498
    Abstract: A human interface device may include a deformable body having a handle portion, and a deformable conductor coupled to the deformable body and arranged to deform in response to a physical manipulation of the deformable body. The physical manipulation may include compressing, flexing, twisting, and/or stretching at least a portion of the deformable body. The deformable conductor may be arranged to change an electric characteristic such as a resistance, capacitance and/or inductance in response to the physical manipulation. The deformable conductor may include a sensor portion, and a transmission portion. The sensor portion may sense a first type of physical manipulation, and the transmission portion may sense a second type of physical manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Liquid Wire Inc.
    Inventors: Sydney Steinmeyer Bright, Andrew Elliott
  • Patent number: 11875657
    Abstract: A method and system for Proactive Loss Prevention (PLP) System in venue and retail using wireless-based technology. Physical security measures are the first line of defense for protecting assets in any venue and retail spaces. These systems (e.g. Electronic Article Surveillance systems) are widely deployed in retail spaces. However, retail theft is still estimated at a multibillion dollar level on an annual basis in the US alone. This invention augments existing physical security systems to enable a proactive approach for suspect identification and subsequent presence alerting using a wireless local area network (WLAN) based system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: INPIXON
    Inventors: James Francis Hallett, Kirk Arnold Moir, Eddie Shek Cheung Ho
  • Patent number: 11875210
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is provided that includes an RFIC module in which an RFIC chip and first and second terminal electrodes are incorporated, and an antenna member including an antenna base material and antenna patterns including first and second coupling portions. The RFIC module and the antenna member are bonded to each other via an insulating first adhesive layer. Between the first terminal electrode and the first coupling portion and between the second terminal electrode and the second coupling portion, a distance t1 from a surface of the RFIC module in contact with the first adhesive layer to the first and second terminal electrodes is larger than a thickness t2 of the first adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamawaki, Ryosuke Washida, Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 11867548
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods, Internet of Things (IoT) systems, and mediums for correcting a smart gas flow. The method may be implemented by a smart gas device management platform of an IoT system for correcting a smart gas flow. The method may include: obtaining reading data of a gas meter; determining a first confidence level of the reading data based on the reading data; in response to a determination that the first confidence level is smaller than a confidence level threshold, obtaining a working condition parameter; and determining, based on the working condition parameter, a gas meter correction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Zehua Shao, Yong Li, Yongzeng Liang, Xiaojun Wei
  • Patent number: 11839299
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with a rack of lockers is disclosed. The apparatus includes a key-facilitation server configured to cooperate with a locker server, and also configured to receive a key-access request. The locker server is associated with a rack of lockers including a first compartment configured to allow storage of secondary equipment, a second compartment having an open locker slot configured to maintain storage of equipment, and a locker divider separating the first compartment from the second compartment. The key-access request is configured to indicate a user request configured to request usage of an access key. The access key is also configured to be usable by the locker server. The locker server is configured to receive a locker-access request. The locker-access request is configured to indicate access of a selected locker is user requested. The locker server is configured to use the access key so as to facilitate secured user access of the selected locker associated with the rack of lockers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Best Lockers, LLC
    Inventors: Cory Finney, Christian Nitu, Nick Ramsey, Jordan Darrington, Jonathan White, Matt Hoenecke