Patents Examined by Albert K. Wong
  • Patent number: 10743088
    Abstract: A wireless sensor assembly includes a housing, a wireless power source, and electronics. The housing defines an interior space and at least one aperture sized to receive at least one external sensor. The wireless power source is mounted within the housing. The electronics are mounted within the housing and are configured to receive power from the wireless power source and to be in electrical communication with the external sensor. The electronics include a wireless communications component, and firmware configured to manage a rate of data transmittal from the wireless communications component to an external device such that the wireless communications component has a power consumption less than about 0.5 mW. The electronics are powered exclusively by the wireless power source and the wireless sensor assembly defines a volume less than about 2 in3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: James Phillips, Don Recupido, Nathan Frost, Randy Scott Brown
  • Patent number: 10722722
    Abstract: Implantable medical devices (IMDs), and methods for use therewith, reduce how often an IMD accepts false messages. Such a method can include receiving a message and performing error detection and correction on the message. Such a method can also include determining a quality measure indicative of a quality of the message and/or a quality of a channel over which the message was received, and determining whether to reject the message based on the quality measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Chin
  • Patent number: 10727866
    Abstract: A keyboard apparatus including a key module and a detection circuit is provided. The key module includes a plurality of keys, a plurality of scan lines, and a plurality of return lines. The scan lines and the return lines are crossed to each other and coupled to the keys respectively. The detection circuit is coupled to the return lines and configured to detect a current flowing through each of the return lines and indicate that a switch of each of the keys is in an on state or in an off state according to a value of the current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Er-Hao Chen, Wen-Tong Liu
  • Patent number: 10718685
    Abstract: A device for the measurement of electrical properties on a surface. Sensor consists of several conductive elements arranged at vertices of a three-dimensional geometry. As such, the device achieves a favorable sensing configuration regardless of initial orientation. The device includes circuitry for interfacing with the conductive elements. This circuitry determines the electrical properties of the surface. The measurement has many uses, one of which is to discriminate between dry and wet surfaces. This patent presents various analysis methods to determine the electrical property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Nickolas Peter Demas
  • Patent number: 10715885
    Abstract: An adaptive algorithm based battery-powered long distance wireless temperature and humidity sensor module. The sensor module uses an adaptive algorithm to transmit data on an event basis and/or a reduced basis to extend battery life to more than 10 years. It also uses a low power wireless transmitter which has frequency of sub-1 GHz and an effective transfer distance of up to 250 meters, a low power temperature and humidity sensor, and a long lasting lithium battery which has shelf life of 20 years.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Archimedes Controls Corp.
    Inventors: Liangcai Tan, Wenli Yu, Xin Hu
  • Patent number: 10705110
    Abstract: A system and method for predicting aircraft nonlinear instability includes the steps of: (1) a pre-built aircraft state parameters for all possible flight conditions, (2) real time measuring flight parameters to determine aircraft state, (3) calculating the inertial coupling frequencies and periods as well as the nonlinear instability threshold based on the nonlinear instability theory recently developed by the inventor, (4) providing a first warning signal if the threshold is approached, (5) providing a second warning signal if the threshold has been exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Shaojie Tang
  • Patent number: 10699585
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides various technical solutions to technical problems facing UAV detection and mitigation. Information received from UAV detection sensors may be analyzed or matched against known UAV characteristics. The analysis or matching may be used to identify the UAV, analyze the UAV characteristics or navigational behavior, and classify the UAV behavior and the UAV itself. The UAV may be classified as either compliant, ignorant (e.g., unintentional) and noncompliant, or purposeful (e.g., intentional) and noncompliant. The UAV classification may be improved by using UAV characteristic analysis performed by an artificial neural network (ANN) algorithm using specific UAV classifiers. A UAV mitigation command or mitigation response may be generated based on the UAV characteristic analysis combined with a UAV safety risk assessment. The mitigation command may cause nondestructive interference, destruction, capture, or another UAV mitigation response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: University of North Dakota
    Inventor: Joseph James Vacek
  • Patent number: 10689815
    Abstract: The handle of the flagger's stop paddle is combined with computing and communications technologies so that the presence of the road construction flagger can be established and the details of the flagger's efforts to manage traffic flow through the construction site can be transmitted to traffic management centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Ross David Sheckler, Adam Parker Kovar
  • Patent number: 10687125
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of the invention relates to a temperature and heat monitoring device comprising a housing, at least one microcontroller disposed in the housing, at least one sensor configured to determine an amount of heat adjacent to the device, at least one memory configured to store a predetermined set of values relating to heat and at least one power source in communication with the microcontroller. There is also at least one transmitter configured to communicate with an adjacent electronic device, wherein said at least one microcontroller is configured to read signals from said at least one sensor, and to determine whether the information from said sensor is outside of said predetermined set of values relating to heat and then to selectively send a signal to the adjacent electronic device to indicate a heat or temperature condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Danielle Marie Michel
  • Patent number: 10669843
    Abstract: A rotary pulser for transmitting information in a mud pulse telemetry system of a drilling operation. The pulser has two rotors mounted adjacent each other so that obstruction of the passages formed between the blades in one pulser by the blades of the other pulser creates pressure pulses in the drilling fluid. Each rotor is separately controlled and can be rotated continuously in one direction or oscillated. The ability to rotate each rotor separately provides flexibility in the pulser's operating mode, so as to allow more efficient generation of pulses, and also enhances the ability of the pulser to clear debris that would otherwise jam or obstruct the pulser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: APS Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: William Evans Turner
  • Patent number: 10663368
    Abstract: A modular leak detection and notification unit comprised of a self powered leak sensor and a remote relay transmitter. It presents a local audible alarm and a text alarm message signaling the location of the leak to the all cell phones/smart devices that it is directed to notify. Notification may be routed in two different ways via the internet and RF transmission. It can accommodate any number of leak sensors, that can be positioned at a plethora of different potential leak sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Isaac Lindemann
  • Patent number: 10650673
    Abstract: A virtual preemption system for emergency and non-emergency vehicles to provide a priority safe route for an emergency vehicle, wherein the in-vehicle software can predict the predefined upcoming intersections on the priority route based on the heading of the emergency vehicle and the segment orientation. Therefore, the emergency vehicle knows the latitude/longitude of the upcoming intersections ahead of time to calculate a threshold start time associated with each one of the predefined upcoming intersections and transmit them to all vehicles approaching any of the predefined intersections on the priority route to start a safe transition of traffic signal phases associated with each one of these intersections just before the arrival of the emergency vehicle. Also to allow all vehicles on the priority route to slow down and pull over to the side of the road just before meeting the emergency vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Mohamed Roshdy Elsheemy
  • Patent number: 10641618
    Abstract: An electrical metering system capable of performing multiple metering functions, collecting data, and wirelessly provides the collected metering data to a utility operator. In the electrical metering system, at least one computing device for initiating a request for data. A first modem connects the computing device to an infrastructure. A wireless embedded modem for wirelessly connects an electric meter to an infrastructure, and the wireless electric modem receives a request from the computing device and wirelessly transmits the metering data to the computing device, thereby initiating the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Electro Industries/Gauge Tech
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Erran Kagan
  • Patent number: 10602929
    Abstract: An athletic wear includes at least one of an athlete garment, a helmet, a glove, a wristband, a headband, a mouth guard, and a pad. A plurality of sensors and at least one camera are integrated into the at least one of the athlete garment, the helmet, the glove, the wristband, the headband, the mouth guard, and the pad. A processor is in signal communication with the plurality of sensors and the at least one camera for receiving, analyzing, and transmitting data signals obtained by the plurality of sensors and the at least one camera. The plurality of sensors are configured to obtain a wearer's physiological data, position data and movement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Justin McKay
  • Patent number: 10608830
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to power over fiber technology configured to provide electrical power and communications via fiber to one or more sensors of one or more varieties. More particularly, the disclosure relates to a sensor system comprising a laser data module operatively connected to a powered sensor module, wherein the powered sensor module receives a light, converts the light to electrical power, and powers a sensor with the electrical power, and wherein the powered sensor module transmits signals from the sensor to a laser data module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MH GOPOWER COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Mei-huan Yang, Cheng-liang Wu, Terry Zahuranec, Remigio Perales, Kun-Hsien Chen, Wei-sheng Chao, Ying-lin Tseng, Te-chih Huang, Jheng-syuan Shih, Mu-kai Su
  • Patent number: 10586460
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for operating an unmanned delivery device. One embodiment of the method includes setting at least one sampling section with respect to a travel path to a destination of at least one delivery item, determining a type of the sampling section based on location information and altitude information of the sampling section, setting a traveling range including the at least one sampling section based on the type of the sampling section, generating route information including the at least one traveling range, and providing the route information to the unmanned delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: Moon Sung Park
  • Patent number: 10577924
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for anonymizing data are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a processing device, raw data from a wellbore operation. The raw data can be associated with depths. The method further includes anonymizing, by the processing device, the raw data to convert the raw data to anonymized data. One or more techniques can be implemented to anonymize the data, such as shuffling the raw data, normalizing the raw data, and/or non-dimensionalizing the raw data. The method further includes analyzing, by the processing device, the anonymized data. The method further includes performing an action at the wellbore operation based at least in part on the analysis of the anonymized data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Tobias Hoeink, Colleen Barton
  • Patent number: 10563500
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for anonymizing data are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a processing device, raw data from a wellbore operation. The raw data can be associated with depths. The method further includes anonymizing, by the processing device, the raw data to convert the raw data to anonymized data. One or more techniques can be implemented to anonymize the data, such as shuffling the raw data, normalizing the raw data, and/or non-dimensionalizing the raw data. The method further includes analyzing, by the processing device, the anonymized data. The method further includes performing an action at the wellbore operation based at least in part on the analysis of the anonymized data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Tobias Hoeink, Colleen Barton
  • Patent number: 10560762
    Abstract: A sensing system includes: a wireless sensor terminal that includes a sensor, a processor, and a memory; and a concentrator that includes a processor and a memory and is connected to the wireless sensor terminal. In the sensing system, the wireless sensor terminal includes a first signal processing unit that processes sensor data measured by the sensor, and a first wireless communication unit that transmits the data output by the first signal processing unit. The concentrator includes a second wireless communication unit that communicates with the first wireless communication unit, and a second signal processing unit that calculates a feature quantity based on the data received from the wireless sensor terminal, determines a principal component according to the feature quantity by a principal component analysis, and generates a principal component list corresponding to the principal component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisanori Matsumoto, Yutaka Okuyama, Akira Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 10550554
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided to electronically operate the hot water and/or cold water supply lines connected to any manual faucet, which can be utilized for any home or business's kitchen and/or bathroom. The electronic water distribution center is a universal device that can connect to any faucet system or water spout to control the water temperature and pressure electronically, hence still allow the users preferred faucet's hot and cold manual controls to move the temperature and pressure up or down manually for the water which is outputted from the spout. The said apparatus has one or two main units in total, which is a central control system and/or a main mcu system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Antonio Mariano