Patents Examined by Ali Neyzari
  • Patent number: 10186121
    Abstract: A shrink wrap film for wrapping about a fire hydrant includes a plurality of film layers, a processor embedded between two film layers, a transceiver coupled to the processor and configured to receive and transmit wireless communication signals, an audio/visual interface element coupled to the processor and configured to be activated in response to the transceiver receiving a wireless activation signal, and wherein at least one of the plurality of film layers incorporates visual advertising content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond John Bell, John Edward McLoughlin
  • Patent number: 10186101
    Abstract: A method, device and system for controlling opening of A-B doors are disclosed, which are applicable to a host of a system with A-B doors, the system with A-B doors comprising a first access control for controlling entry through the door A, a second access control for controlling entry through the door B and an electronic authorization conversion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Zhang, Weichang Kang, Xianlin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10186296
    Abstract: A method for redundantly storing data includes receiving data at a storage controller, partitioning the data into a plurality of data blocks, generating a first error correction code associated with a first page within the plurality of data blocks, and generating a first redundancy code associated with at least two data blocks within the plurality of data block. The first redundancy code provides additional error recovery if the first error correction code fail. The method further includes storing the plurality of data blocks, the first error correction code, and the first redundancy code across a plurality of solid state storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Gregory Burd, Nedeljko Varnica, Heng Tang
  • Patent number: 10176655
    Abstract: A technique for controlling lockable devices includes a key device wirelessly transmitting a first request to a server apparatus. The server apparatus receives the first request and proceeds to identify a controllable lock whose location the server apparatus has measured to be within a physical space mapped by the server apparatus, causing the identified controllable lock to emit a human-detectable indication. In response to an action by a user, the key device wirelessly transmits a second request that directs the server apparatus to toggle a lock state of the identified controllable lock, such as to lock the controllable lock or to unlock it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Reavire, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Gullicksen
  • Patent number: 10176652
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for controlling access of a user to a structure, or objects stored within a compartment of a secure lockbox is provided. In some embodiments, the method may be used to control the access of a user to a structure, or one or more objects, such as a key, located in the compartment of a secure lockbox. In further embodiments the method may include the steps of: receiving identification information describing the user from the secure lockbox or electronically-controllable electronic lock device; receiving identification information of an account holder; verifying the received identification information of the user against the account holder information; providing an unlock code to the secure lockbox or the electronically-controllable electronic lock device if the user identification information matches the account holder information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Alberto Romero, Michael Watroba
  • Patent number: 10176707
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a remote control including an electronic circuit comprising means for detecting the position, orientation and movement of the hand and/or forearm such as an accelerometer, means for transmitting at radiofrequency a control signal calculated depending on the measured position, orientation and movement, and a means for fastening to the forearm of an operator, wherein the remote control further comprises a contactor able to be actuated by the interaction of two fingers, the contactor controlling the activation of the electronic circuit and the maintenance of the control signal until the action on the contactor is stopped, and a bearing surface associated with a contactor controlling an emergency stoppage of the controlled equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SIATECH
    Inventors: Frédéric Hamain, Nicolas Iriart, Nicolas Klis
  • Patent number: 10176654
    Abstract: A suspicious person detection technology which is less likely to cause a blind spot of detection of a suspicious person is provided. A suspicious person detection system detects a suspicious person present in a predetermined area and includes a probe request detection terminal (100) configured to detect a probe request transmitted from a mobile terminal (400) to generate probe information including first identification information specific to the mobile terminal which transmits the probe information, and an analyzing apparatus (200) configured to acquire the probe information from the probe request detection terminal, and, in the case where the first identification information included in the probe information matches none of one or more pieces of second identification information set in advance, transmit suspicious person information indicating that a suspicious person is detected to a predetermined information processing apparatus (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Recruit Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Okubo, Ryuichiro Maezawa, Hironori Arakawa
  • Patent number: 10163289
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing secure locks having redundant access channels are disclosed. In some embodiments of the invention, the smart lock has a hardware processor, a power source, a cylinder, a button that forms a rose knob, and a rose protector. The rose knob and rose protector protect and conceal the hardware processor, the power source, and the cylinder. The rose protector forms an annular groove that slidably interlocks with the rose knob. The rose knob has a plurality of redundant access channels for receiving authentication information. The redundant access channels may include a biometric scanner for receiving biometric information, a passcode keypad for entering a token, or a wireless transceiver for receiving a token from a mobile device and transmitting a response to the mobile device. When the user cannot open the lock through the first redundant access channel, the smart lock is configured to allow access through a second access channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Acsys IP Holding, Inc.
    Inventors: David Meganck, Ahmad Fares, Karim Belhadia, Jean Mouradian
  • Patent number: 10163334
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling the operation of a vacuum material handler providing secure communication between the wireless remote control and the receiver of a controller on the vacuum material handler. The system providing a haptic confirmation of a valid command. The system also providing a battery life extending sleep mode when left inactive for a predetermined length of time. The system further including a pendant remote in communication with the wireless remote control. The pendant remote being operable to command the vacuum material handler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Vacuworx Global, LLC
    Inventors: Cory Capps, David James Keener
  • Patent number: 10162988
    Abstract: A radio frequency transmission method and a device thereof are provided. The method includes: transmitting a radio frequency command by a radio frequency reader; receiving the radio frequency command by a radio frequency tag, wherein the radio frequency command includes bits; determining a logic level of each of the bits based upon a time length of each of the bits at a voltage level of a voltage waveform by the radio frequency tag; and determining whether to transmit a response signal in response to the radio frequency reader based upon the logic level of each of the bits by the radio frequency tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Yu-Chu Chen, Kuan-Jung Chen, Chih-Hsuan Lee
  • Patent number: 10163335
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus is configured to control at least one external device to which an identification marker is attached. The display apparatus also includes an imaging sensor configured to obtain an image of the at least one external device, and a communicator configured to perform communication with at least one of a server and the at least one external device. The display apparatus also includes a processor configured to transmit identification information obtained from an identification marker included in the image, and in response to control information for controlling the at least one external device being received from the server or the at least one external device, control the display to match and display an object for controlling the at least one external device with an external device image based on the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Woo-ram Ann, Cheul-hee Hahm, Tae-young Lee, Joo-young Jung, Ki-hyeok Koo
  • Patent number: 10157340
    Abstract: A method of detecting a stimulus can include detecting an output from a radio frequency identification tag including a sensor. A smartphone-based sensing strategy can use chemiresponsive nanomaterials integrated into the circuitry of commercial Near Field Communication tags to achieve non-line-of-sight, portable, and inexpensive detection and discrimination of gas phase chemicals (e.g., ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, cyclohexanone, and water) at part-per-thousand and part-per-million concentrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Joseph Michael Azzarelli, Jens Bomholdt Ravnsbæk, Katherine Andrea Mirica
  • Patent number: 10154791
    Abstract: Biometric identification methods and apparatuses (including devices and systems) for uniquely identifying one an individual based on wearable garments including a plurality of sensors, including but not limited to sensors having multiple sensing modalities (e.g., movement, respiratory movements, heart rate, ECG, EEG, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: L.I.F.E. Corporation S.A.
    Inventor: Gianluigi Longinotti-Buitoni
  • Patent number: 10157537
    Abstract: An access security system includes at least one access control vestibule, a metal detector, a lock system, a camera, and a controller. A wireless router is connected to the controller and provides a secure, wireless local access network (WLAN) in the vicinity of the access control vestibule. A wireless controller pad includes a display and graphical user interface. A wireless transceiver communicates wirelessly over the WLAN with the controller. A processor at the wireless controller pad permits user interaction via the display and user interface and generates and transmits control signals to the controller to allow the user to control and configure locally the operation of the metal detector, lock system, at least one camera, and WLAN as a secure local access security system having no outside connection beyond the secure premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Dale Coxwell
  • Patent number: 10155499
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to facilitate vehicle locking. An example vehicle comprises an engine, wheels, a door, a door lock, a torque lock, and a processor and memory. The torque lock is to disable torque transfer from the engine to the wheels. The door lock is to secure the door. The processor and memory are in communication with the torque lock and the door lock and configured to: engage the torque and door locks based on receipt of at least one lockout code and, if received authentication information matches the at least one lockout code, disengage the torque and door locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Mazaira, Brandon Evans Armstrong, Michael David Beeney, George Hart Vrampas
  • Patent number: 10146970
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) reader includes an RFID module configured to generate a radio frequency (RF) signal, a power divider configured to divide the generated RF signal into a plurality of RF signals having a same power, at least one antenna configured to transmit the divided RF signals, and a sensor configured to detect an object within a predetermined area and transmit a result of the detection of the object to the RFID module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HANA MICRON INC.
    Inventors: Sang Yeul Yeum, Hyeong Seop Song, Jung Hwan Jo
  • Patent number: 10142777
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the present invention is a device locationing system operable to dynamically determine the presence of keep-out zones within a venue, and thereafter adjust positional data obtained through the device based on the presence of the previously detected keep-out zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Wulff
  • Patent number: 10140482
    Abstract: A method for using an RFID tag to retain information of an environment, such as high temperature, that is beyond the operable limits of the RFID tag. The method generally comprises providing an RFID tag that has nonvolatile RFID memory that can communicate with an RFID interrogator system. Exposing the RFID tag to a first environment (such as a high temperature) that renders the RFID tag inoperable. Collecting a first sensor value of the first environment and storing the first sensor value in nonvolatile memory accessible by the RFID interrogation system. Later, exposing the RFID tag and the sensor to a second environment that renders the RFID tag operable (such as room temperature). Wirelessly transmitting the first sensor value to the RFID tag via the RFID interrogator system while the first sensor is in the second environment, and storing the first sensor value in the nonvolatile RFID memory while the RFID tag is in the second environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Phase IV Engineering Inc.
    Inventors: Roy E. White, Scott David Dalgleish, Richard Stephen Pollack
  • Patent number: 10140795
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a food storage apparatus with improved security performance due to performing of a lock/unlock function from far away and a method of controlling the same. Also, provided are a food storage apparatus which allows a user far away to take appropriate measures by reporting approach of an unauthorized person, opening of a door, etc. or to check a thief or stolen food and a method of controlling the same. The food storage apparatus includes a body in which a storage space for storing food is formed, a door installed on the body to be openable, a locking unit which locks the door, a communication unit which communicates with an external terminal to receive a locking command, and a control unit which controls the locking unit to lock the door when the locking command is received from the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Do-Hyung Kim, Yoon Young Kim, Jung Yeob Kim, Ik Keun Kim, Chul Hee Kim, Dong Nyeol Ryu, Oun Gu Lee
  • Patent number: 10134446
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a spindle to rotate a magnetic recording medium and a magnetic field generator to expose a track of the medium to a DC magnetic field. The magnetic field generator is configured to saturate the track during an erase mode and reverse the DC magnetic field impinging the track during a writing mode. A laser arrangement heats the track during the erase mode and, during the writing mode, heats the track while the track is exposed to the reversed DC magnetic field so as to write a magnetic pattern thereon. A reader reads the magnetic pattern and generates a read signal. A processor is coupled to the reader and configured to determine an anisotropy parameter using the read signal. The apparatus can further comprise a Kerr sensor that generates a Kerr signal using the magnetic pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Kangkang Wang, Xiaobin Zhu, Ganping Ju, Kai Chieh Chang, Yingguo Peng, Timothy J. Klemmer, Jan-Ulrich Thiele, Pin-Wei Huang