Patents Examined by Andrew Bee
  • Patent number: 9847027
    Abstract: A parking lot is designed for parking motor vehicles in a non-organized manner. A method for managing the parking lot includes steps of determining an area P of the parking lot that is able to be occupied by parked motor vehicles, of determining an area K of the parking lot that is currently occupied by parked motor vehicles, and of determining a number Z of motor vehicles that may be parked additionally in the parking lot, on the basis of the relationship Z=(1?K/P)*M, where M comprises a maximum number of motor vehicles that may be parked in the parking lot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Nordbruch, Juergen Auracher, Manuel Maier
  • Patent number: 9842446
    Abstract: A system for access management is disclosed. 100 A server (100) can receive a request for access to a locking device (140) from a mobile device (110). The server (100) can transmit access credentials to the mobile device (110). The mobile device (110) can transmit, via wireless signal, the access credentials and a lock command for the locking device (140) to a wireless access point (130) capable of communicating with the locking device (140). The wireless access point (130) can transmit the lock command to the locking device (140).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: ONITY INC.
    Inventors: Alberto Vecchiotti, Greg Berry
  • Patent number: 9836899
    Abstract: A credential reader update system includes a server operable to provide a credential reader update via a cellular telephone interface, and a plurality of credential readers. Each credential reader communicates with a presented credential at a credential reader frequency, wherein each credential reader has a credential reader interface having a range. A portable update device is movable into and out of the range, and is operable to receive the credential reader update via the cellular telephone interface. A credential reader update application is included in the portable update device, and is operable to uniquely identify the particular credential reader to be updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: XceedId Corporation
    Inventor: John D. Menzel
  • Patent number: 9834133
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical communication link between a tractor and a trailer, the trailer comprising one or more auxiliary electrical devices, the electrical communication link including a first transceiver coupled to the tractor and configured to receive a first signal from the tractor and to wirelessly transmit a control signal corresponding to the first signal, a second transceiver coupled to the trailer and configured to wirelessly receive the control signal and to transmit a second signal corresponding to the control signal to the one or more auxiliary devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: R. A. PHILLIPS INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Adam Bean
  • Patent number: 9824574
    Abstract: A number of different approaches are described for minimizing or preventing false alarms. In one case, override panels are used such as locally near or in the protected space or remotely at a security desk, for example. These override panels are used to deactivate or block the generation of a fire alarm signal in the case where the occupants or a management personnel recognizes that the fire alarm signal should not be generated. In this way, an alarm verification step is included. In another aspect, additional, contextual information is used to characterize or adjust when fire alarm signals are generated. This contextual information can be generated from sources that are not typically used in the generation of the fire alarm signal but instead are based on other sources of the information concerning the protected space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventor: Joseph Piccolo, III
  • Patent number: 9821814
    Abstract: A drowsiness determination device includes an input unit that receives vehicle information indicating the amount of variation in an attitude of a vehicle with respect to a road surface and head information indicating the amount of movement of a head of an occupant with respect to a predetermined position and a determination unit that determines whether the occupant is drowsy, on the basis of the vehicle information and the head information. The determination unit determines that the occupant is drowsy, on the conditions that when the vehicle attitude varies, the occupant head moves in the same direction as the direction in which the vehicle attitude has varied and that a delay time between the timing when the vehicle attitude has varied and the timing when the occupant head has moved is longer than a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Mochizuki, Yuko Arai
  • Patent number: 9815478
    Abstract: A driving assistance system includes a history storage unit, a behavior detecting unit, a state determining unit, and a notifying unit. The history storage unit stores a behavior history which is a past behavior history of a driver. The behavior detecting unit detects a current behavior of the driver. The state determining unit determines an unsafe state by comparing the transition of the behavior detected by the behavior detecting unit with the behavior history of the driver corresponding to a current driving path. If the state determining unit determines the unsafe state, the notifying unit gives notification to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Masashi Tsuyunashi, Toshitaka Yamato, Shogo Tanaka, Yoshikazu Hashimoto, Takashi Ohta
  • Patent number: 9788087
    Abstract: A wheel assembly position identifying apparatus includes transmitters, each of which is provided in one of wheel assemblies and includes a transmission section and a control section, and a receiver, which includes a receiving section, a measuring section, and a wheel assembly position identifying section. The wheel assembly position identifying section is configured to detect, more than once, a rotational position of each wheel assembly at which the RSSI has an extreme value, for each position detecting signal received during one rotation of the wheel assembly, and identify the position of the wheel assembly in which the corresponding transmitter is provided based on variation of the rotational position of the wheel assembly at which the RSSI has the extreme value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: PACIFIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Tsujita
  • Patent number: 9785761
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a first unlock code is received 420 at a user device 210 from a computer based unlock code generator. The first unlock code is received at a part of receiving a lock command for locking the user device 210. The unlock code generator is not under the control of the user. The first unlock code 212 is stored 430 at the user device 210. A second unlock code, which is provided by the user via a computer based device, is received 440 at the user device 210. The first unlock code 212 and the second unlock code are compared 450 at the user device. The user device is unlocked 460 if the first unlock code 212 is the same as the second unlock code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Bindu Rao
  • Patent number: 9773394
    Abstract: There is provided a content reproduction apparatus including a content reproduction unit for reproducing content, a habit detection unit for detecting a reproduction habit regarding content that uses the content reproduction unit, and an abnormality determination unit for determining there is an abnormality, in a case a reproduction action estimated from the reproduction habit detected by the habit detection unit is not carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuharu Asano
  • Patent number: 9754466
    Abstract: A system, a device and a method for providing directional indication are provided. The system includes a detector (113) configured to sense a condition, a guidance indicator (117) configured to provide an indication regarding a path for egress, and a control unit configured to control the guidance indicator based on a signal from the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Simmons
  • Patent number: 9744854
    Abstract: A pedal operation amount display apparatus includes: a display device that is configured to display an accelerator operation amount of an accelerator pedal by an operating person by means of light emission of segments; and an assist reaction force calculation part that is configured to set a threshold operation amount as a target value of the accelerator operation amount; and a display control part that is configured to control the display device in a manner such that the accelerator operation amount corresponding to the threshold operation amount is constantly displayed by means of light emission of the segments. Even when the threshold operation amount is changed, the display control part keeps the light emission of the segments unchanged until the accelerator operation amount varies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Sato, Go Suzaki
  • Patent number: 9747774
    Abstract: A fall detection system for detecting falls off a mobility vehicle includes a first sensor, a second sensor, and a processor disposed in the mobility vehicle or a mobile device. The first sensor is disposed on the mobility vehicle and generates a first sensor reading corresponding to movement of the mobility vehicle. The second sensor is disposed in the mobile device and generates a second sensor reading corresponding to movement of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ECORECO GLOBAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jay Sung
  • Patent number: 9741182
    Abstract: A method for displaying state parameters using an integrated controller. The integrated controller includes: a central control microprocessor, an LED display, an inquiry button, and a plurality of state parameter detecting units. The method includes: 1) detecting data of a plurality of monitoring points by the plurality of state parameter detecting units, and sending the data to the central control microprocessor; 2) receiving an order from the inquiry button by the central control microprocessor, and actively scanning state parameters of the monitoring points by the central control microprocessor by turns; and 3) transmitting the state parameters from the central control microprocessor to the LED display in accordance with the order input from the inquiry button, and sequentially displaying the state parameters on the LED display in a rolling mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tangqun Zhu
  • Patent number: 9735623
    Abstract: A method and power transmitter for efficiently controlling power transmission to one or more power receivers in a wireless multi-power transmission system are provided. The method includes performing, when a predetermined measurement cycle arrives, a load measurement; comparing a current load measurement value with a previous load measurement value; determining whether the current load measurement value is increased over the previous load measurement value by at least as much as a first predetermined threshold; gradually increasing, when the load measurement value is increased over the previous load measurement value by at least as much as the first threshold, a transmission power value until a request for a subscription to a wireless multi-power transmission network from a power reception target within a predetermined time limit; and stopping, when the request for the subscription is not received before the time limit is exceeded, power transmission to the power reception target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kang-Ho Byun, Kyung-Woo Lee, Young-Min Lee, Se-Ho Park, Yu-Su Kim, Sung-Ku Yeo
  • Patent number: 9704388
    Abstract: A mobile terminal 1A is configured to communicate with a remote control server 4A that transmits a remote control signal to operate an operation object apparatus via a particular local area network NW2 or a wide area communication network NW1. A permission/rejection information storage part 102 stores whether execution of remote control operation based on the operation instruction information is permitted or rejected when each operation instruction information has gone through any communication network. When receiving the input of operation instruction information, a communication network discrimination part 106 discriminates with which communication network communication has established. An operation permission/rejection decision part 107 decides permission/rejection of execution of the operation instruction information according to the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: GLAMO, INC.
    Inventor: Isao Goto
  • Patent number: 9699278
    Abstract: A modular location tag, method of manufacture, and method of use thereof are provided. The modular location tag including a controller including a microcontroller configured to generate a data packet and a two or more individual transmit modules in data communication with the controller such that each individual transmit module is configured to transmit the data packet, each individual transmit module including an antenna and a pulse generator configured to transmit the data packet on ultra-wideband (UWB) blink data pulses. The controller causes substantially simultaneous transmission of the UWB blink data pulses from the respective transmit modules encourage reliable receipt of the UWB blink data pulses at one or more of a plurality of receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventors: Edward A. Richley, Belinda Turner, Aitan Ameti, Jill Stelfox, James J. O'Hagan, Alexander Mueggenborg
  • Patent number: 9696803
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for providing composite haptic effects are disclosed. One disclosed method includes detecting a touch occurring in a touch area when an object contacts a touch surface and selecting a composite haptic effect to generate in response to the touch, the composite haptic effect including at least one surface-based haptic effect and at least one other effect. Based on the selected composite haptic effect, a first haptic signal can be sent to cause an actuator to vary a coefficient of friction of the touch surface and a second actuator can be caused to provide a second haptic output in addition to the variation in the coefficient of friction. The second haptic signal can be sent to a second actuator or the same actuator(s) used to vary the coefficient of friction can generate the second haptic output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Danny A. Grant
  • Patent number: 9685070
    Abstract: An alarm informing device is provided. The alarm informing device receives detection information from one or more sensors and informs an alarm to a user when either one of failure in the one or more sensors and error in the reception of the information from the one or more sensors occurs. The alarm informing device includes a time synchronizing module configured to synchronize an internal clock of the alarm informing device with an internal clock of another alarm informing device, an alarm sound output timing control module configured to control a timing of outputting an alarm sound when the alarm is issued, based on the internal clock of the alarm informing device, and a sound outputter configured to output the alarm sound at the timing controlled by the alarm sound output timing control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 9685054
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mounting bracket for supporting a detachable device and includes emergency lighting. In one embodiment, the mounting bracket includes an attachment means for mounting the detachable device, and at least one light source, wherein the mounting bracket is configured to receive power from a first power source, to receive power from a second power source, and to illuminate the at least one light source if the first power source is not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Simmons