Patents Examined by Andrew Bee
  • Patent number: 9996882
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for pricing an insurance premium based on analysis of various telematic data. The system includes a user with a wearable human telematic sensor providing telematic data about the wearer. Also, the system and method includes at least one building/environment telematic sensor configured to provide telematic data about the building and surrounding environment. The various telematic data is communicated and processed to provide an insurance quote to the user based upon analysis of the telematic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Matthew James Manzella, Alinawaz Ismaili
  • Patent number: 9996718
    Abstract: Carriers and carrier assemblies for use in apparatus, such as tools, are provided. A carrier assembly generally includes a carrier and an RFID tag which may be coupled to the carrier. The carrier assembly may be inserted at least partially into a bore in an apparatus and removably coupled to the apparatus at least partially within the bore. The carrier may advantageously increase the range at which RFID signals transmitted to and/or from the RFID tag may be detected, either by the RFID tag or an RFID reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Wolff Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Vogel, Walker Newell
  • Patent number: 9990824
    Abstract: A fire detection system includes at least two fire detectors having a partially overlapping view of a fire. The at least two fire detectors are configured to acquire fire cluster information related to the fire. A validation and pairing module pairs fire clusters detected by the at least two fire detectors for the fire. The validation and pairing module is configured to validate the paired fire clusters according to a validation process that ensures that the pair corresponds to a fire. A triangulation module determines a three-dimensional fire location for the fire based on the fire cluster information related to the validated fire cluster pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Manjuprakash Rama Rao, Surajit Borah, Sreenath K. Ramanna, P. U. Kamruddin, Andrew Rynkiewicz, Clive Weston
  • Patent number: 9984420
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for pricing an insurance premium based on telematics data. The system includes a communications interface and a business logic processor in communication with the communications interface. The communications interface receives telematics data collected by a telematics acquisition device. A business logic processor determines an insurance quote for a user based on the received telematics data, vehicle data, and vehicle owner data. The communications interface transmits the insurance quote to the user of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Matthew James Manzella, Alinawaz Ismaili
  • Patent number: 9984546
    Abstract: Systems (100) and methods (1800) for determining where an object or person is located in an EAS detection zone. The methods involve: simultaneously emitting a first signal from a first emitter and a second signal from a second emitter; concurrently detecting the first and second signals during a first period of time by each of a first detector and a second detector; and determining where the object or person is within the EAS detection zone based on a pattern of a signal output from at least one of the first and second detectors which reflects that at least one of the first and second signals is blocked by the object or person during at least one of a second period of time and a third period of time in which the object or person is traveling through the EAS detection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventor: David R. Noone
  • Patent number: 9984419
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for pricing an insurance premium based on telematics data. The system includes a communications interface and a business logic processor in communication with the communications interface. The communications interface receives telematics data collected by a telematics acquisition device. A business logic processor determines an insurance quote for a user based on the received telematics data, vehicle data, and vehicle owner data. The communications interface transmits the insurance quote to the user of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Matthew James Manzella, Alinawaz Ismaili
  • Patent number: 9984418
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for pricing an insurance premium based on analysis of various telematic data. The system includes a user with a wearable human telematic sensor providing telematic data about the wearer. Also, the system and method includes at least one building/environment telematic sensor configured to provide telematic data about the building and surrounding environment. The various telematic data is communicated and processed to provide an insurance quote to the user based upon analysis of the telematic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Matthew James Manzella, Alinawaz Ismaili
  • Patent number: 9973834
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for providing near real time communication to a user based on analysis of various user and environmental telematic data. The system includes a user with a wearable human telematic sensor providing telematic data about the wearer. Also, the system and method includes at least one building/environment telematic sensor configured to provide telematic data about the building and/or surrounding environment. The various telematic data is communicated and processed to provide a notification back to the user such as a potential safety hazard. The safety hazard may be based upon sensed data specific to the user, specific to the user's environment, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Matthew James Manzella, Alinawaz Ismaili
  • Patent number: 9955242
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for providing near real time communication to a user based on analysis of various user and environmental telematic data. The system includes a user with a wearable human telematic sensor providing telematic data about the wearer. Also, the system and method includes at least one building/environment telematic sensor configured to provide telematic data about the building and/or surrounding environment. The various telematic data is communicated and processed to provide a notification back to the user such as a potential safety hazard. The safety hazard may be based upon sensed data specific to the user, specific to the user's environment, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Matthew James Manzella, Alinawaz Ismaili
  • Patent number: 9946902
    Abstract: This invention provides a system and apparatus that is able to authenticate and prevent illegal manufacturing and unauthorized operation of disposable bioprocess components. This invention utilizes a ferro-electric random access memory chip (FRAM) chip to store error-correctable information on a RFID tag attached to the disposable bioprocess components, where the error-correctable information is written in sequence into the memory chip, so that the redundant information can remain in the chip when the RFID tag and disposable bioprocess component is gamma-sterilized. Also, this invention includes a method for authenticating the disposable bioprocess component that reduces liability in that a counterfeit poor quality disposable component is not used on the hardware so the user will not file an unjustified complaint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corp.
    Inventors: Manuel Nyffeler, Radislav A. Potyrailo, Vincent F. Pizzi, William G. Morris, Gerard J. Gach, Vijay Singh
  • Patent number: 9946837
    Abstract: A system and method of associating a plurality of objects is disclosed. A physical space may be defined and a real-time locating system (RTLS) may be used to determine objects that are within the physical space. The objects may be determined by the RTLS to be within the physical space are associated. The objects may include at least one of a caregiver, a patient, a medical device, a medication, and a medical substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventor: Erik Barnes
  • Patent number: 9913003
    Abstract: The programmable monitoring system comprises one or more motion sensors, one or more temperature sensors, one or more door sensors and one or more pill box sensors. Each sensor is tagged with a unique code readable by a smart phone camera and software program which allows alarms on the smart phone to be set. The alarms are individually set for any or all of the sensors based on habits of the person being monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Alchera Incorporated
    Inventors: Lester John Lloyd, Timothy Patrick Lloyd, Lauren Felix Yazolino
  • Patent number: 9908530
    Abstract: The method, system, and computer-readable medium cause the monitoring of a vehicle operator during the course of vehicle operation to determine whether the vehicle operator is impaired and causes a mitigating response when an impairment is determined to exist. The vehicle operator, the environment surrounding the vehicle, or forces acting on the vehicle may be monitored using a variety of sensors, including optical sensors, accelerometers, or biometric sensors (e.g., skin conductivity, heart rate, or voice modulation). When the vehicle operator is determined to be impaired, an alert or other mitigating response is implemented, based on the sensor data. In some embodiments, mitigating actions may be taken to avoid vehicle operator impairment. In further embodiments, a training period may be used to generate a profile for the vehicle operator. In yet further embodiments, information regarding multiple types of impairments may be used to determine and implement an appropriate mitigating response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Mark Fields, Steve Roberson, Aaron Scott Chan, Kenneth Jason Sanchez, Matthew Christopher Jon Donovan
  • Patent number: 9892623
    Abstract: Hazard detection systems and methods according to embodiments described herein are operative to enable a user to interface with the hazard detection system by performing a touchless gesture. The touchless gesture can be performed in a vicinity of the hazard detection system without requiring physical access to the hazard detection system. This enables the user to interact with the hazard detection system even if it is out of reach. The hazard detection system can detect gestures and perform an appropriate action responsive to the detected gesture. In one embodiment, the hazard detection system can silence its audible alarm or pre-emptively turn off its audible alarm in response to a detected gesture. Gestures can be detected by processing sensor data to determine whether periodic shapes are detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Dixon, Yoky Matsuoka, Allen Joseph Minich, Yash Modi
  • Patent number: 9883259
    Abstract: Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) tend to be specialized and expensive—relegated to only key points in power distribution networks, and are generally reliant on GPS technology. The present disclosure details how any smart meter—using wireless communication—can perform sub-microsecond-grade synchrophasor measurements. Other aspects concern smart meter-based determination of A, B or C phase of the tri-phase power network. This can involve count-stamp enabling message packets sent to and/or from a smart meter, and then associating such count-stamps to local measurements of power phase by a metrology unit. Once a network of such enabled smart meters and other devices is formed, sub-microsecond metropolitan-wide and entire region-wide synchronizing time standard can calibrate local measurements of power phase, where simple A, B and C phase determination is one low hanging fruit application of such.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Conrad Eustis, Tyler J. McKinley
  • Patent number: 9881468
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a timing difference processor configured to determine a timing difference between an audio signal and an associated tactile signal, and further configured to delay at least one of the audio signal and associated tactile signal dependent on the timing difference; and at least one feedback processor configured to output the audio signal and associated tactile signal, at least one of the audio signal and associated tactile signal having been delayed dependent on the timing difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Marko Tapani Yliaho
  • Patent number: 9877089
    Abstract: A wireless environmental sensor or monitoring device includes a processor unit, a monitor module for monitoring and collecting data corresponding to an environmental parameter, a radio module configured to enable wireless communication of the data to a remote system, and logic executable by the processor unit to: monitor wireless communication connectivity between the radio module and the remote system; and responsive to detecting a loss of wireless communication connectivity with the remote system, automatically enable a wireless access point (AP) mode of the radio module to initiate a broadcast of a local wireless network identifier to enable a client device to wirelessly locate and connect to the sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: ShockWatch, Inc.
    Inventors: Clinton A. Branch, Byron P. Smith
  • Patent number: 9858797
    Abstract: An association connection is established between a first Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device operating in central mode and attached to an asset to track, and a second BLE device operating in peripheral mode and associated with a physical location within the asset management environment. An association connection is established between the second BLE device and a third BLE device operating in central mode and coupled to one or more computer processors, and the association information stored in the second BLE device to the third BLE via one or more broadcasting frames is periodically transmitted. Based on current association information between the first BLE device and the second BLE device, an identity of the asset to which the first BLE device is attached, and the physical location of the second BLE device within the asset management environment is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mingming Cai, Yubo Li, Qing Wang, Chao Xue
  • Patent number: 9846829
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating conformal electronics devices into apparel. The system includes a flexible substrate onto which a flexible device is disposed. The flexible device can include a stretchable coil that can be used to receive and transmit near field communications. The flexible device also includes an integrated circuit component and a memory unit. In some examples, the device also includes a sensor that is configured to record measurement of the wearer of the apparel and/or the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: MC10, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Fastert, Kevin J. Dowling, Benjamin Schlatka, Conor Rafferty
  • Patent number: 9848292
    Abstract: A communication device includes a display screen upon which information is displayed. A microprocessor configured to execute at least one notification program is provided that displays a notification descriptive of an access control request on the display screen. The at least one notification program is programmed to receive data indicative of an access control request and to receive data descriptive of the access control request. Additionally, the at least one notification program is further programmed to display a notification indicative of the access control request and comprising an explanation of the access control request based on the received descriptive data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Lyle Bender, Michael Grant Kirkup, Michael Kenneth Brown, Radu Alexandru Manea, Brian Alexander Zubert