Patents Examined by Anh V. La
  • Patent number: 11819344
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the automatic assessment of a person's fall risk. The systems and methods utilize an objective standard and evaluation of a person's gait and stance, among other factors, to determine such person's current instantaneous likelihood of a fall, as well as such person's future fall risk. The systems and methods utilize machine observations and calculations to reduce or eliminate bias and the use of subjective assessment criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Foresite Healthcare, LLC
    Inventors: Erik E. Stone, Donald A. Viragh, George Chronis
  • Patent number: 11816939
    Abstract: A rollover alarming system, a rollover risk prediction method, and a rollover alarming method. An axle housing strain measurement unit measures strain values on both sides of an axle housing of a vehicle body. A roll angle measurement unit measures a roll angle of the vehicle body. A collection control unit is configured to collect the strain values on both sides of the axle housing of the vehicle body and the roll angle of the vehicle body, calculate a strain difference between the strain values according to the strain values on both sides of the axle housing of the vehicle body, and output a corresponding alarm control signal according to the strain difference between both sides of the axle housing of the vehicle body and the roll angle of the vehicle body. An alarm unit is configured to output a corresponding alarm signal according to the received alarm control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Chunlei Liu, Yanbo Geng, Li Wang
  • Patent number: 11816933
    Abstract: A method performed by a computing system includes receiving from a detection system, a plurality of identity tokens. The plurality of identity tokens include different types of identity tokens. The method further includes associating each of the plurality of identity tokens with a node of a graph, incrementing an edge between two nodes of the graph in response to determining that the two identity tokens associated with the two nodes were detected by the first detection system within a detection time window, decrementing the edge between the two nodes in response to determining that one of the identity tokens associated with one of the two nodes is detected within a detection time window without detecting one of the identity tokens associated with the other of the two nodes, and correlating the identity tokens associated with the two nodes based on a value of the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Alessandro Stagni, Janamejaya Chowdhary, Scott Colman Cote, Ronald Joseph Albright
  • Patent number: 11815969
    Abstract: An integrated security system that includes a security coprocessor coupled to a conventional security system panel and an interactive security system. The integrated security system enables conventional security system features as well as the consumer-oriented interactive features and functions of an interactive security system without sacrificing reliability or the significant burden and cost associated with frequent software updates associated with conventional security systems. The integrated security system also minimizes or eliminates the need for new battery backup circuitry or larger batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Reza Raji, Aaron Wood, Robert Hazbun
  • Patent number: 11793406
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a video signal that comprises a time series of images of a face of a human, wherein the images in the time series of images comprise a set of landmark points in the face, applying tracking processing to the video signal to reveal variations over time of at least one image parameter at the set of landmark points in the human face, generating a set of variation signals indicative of variations revealed at respective landmark points in the set of landmark points, applying processing to the set of variation signals, the processing comprising artificial neural network processing to produce a reconstructed PhotoPletysmoGraphy (PPG) signal, and estimating a heart rate variability of a variable heart rate of the human as a function of the reconstructed PPG signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Francesco Rundo, Francesca Trenta, Sabrina Conoci, Sebastiano Battiato
  • Patent number: 11796328
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a vehicle-icon-animation system that determines render orientations for rendering a vehicle icon to represent a public transportation vehicle traveling along a predicted route. For example, based on analyzing public transit information, the disclosed systems can determine render orientations corresponding to locations of a public transportation vehicle along a predicted route. In addition, the disclosed systems can render (or cause a client device to render) a vehicle icon to portray the public transportation vehicle pointing in different render orientations at various locations along the predicted route. Further, the disclosed systems can update the vehicle icon to render it in a new location within a graphical map display based on updated public transit information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Simard, Paul Theodore Beck, Sherzod Makhmudjanov, Dorington George Little, IV
  • Patent number: 11789047
    Abstract: A method for calculating the steady-state fault current of a modular multilevel converter (MMC) comprises calculating the dc-side critical resistance values RA/B, RB/C and RC/D of the MMC based on the bridge arm inductance coefficient k and the ac-side reactance Xac of the MMC; Then, determining the operating modes of the MMC based on RA/B, RB/C and RC/D, and calculating the steady-state dc fault current and the conduction overlap angle respectively under various operating modes without considering the ac-side resistance based on the parameters k, Us, Rdc and the dc-side critical resistance values RA/B, RB/C and RC/D; After that the steady-state AC fault current amplitude and phase angle for each operating mode without considering the AC side resistance are calculated based on the DC current and conduction overlap angle for each operating mode, respectively. Finally, the steady-state AC fault current amplitude and phase angle are calculated for various operating modes considering the AC side resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventors: Jinghan He, Meng Li, Yiping Luo, Xiaojun Wang, Yin Xu, Dahai Zhang, Guomin Luo, Fang Zhang, Xiangyu Wu, Pinghao Ni, Ying Wang
  • Patent number: 11787417
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of assessing driver capability for operating an autonomous vehicle includes identifying a human operator of the autonomous vehicle, the human operator being associated with a driving capability profile. The method further includes signaling to the human operator with the signal, the signal requesting a response from the human operator. The method also includes updating, based on the response from the human operator to the signal, the driving capability profile to indicate a level of skill of the human operator at responding to the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventors: Brian Mark Fields, Leo Nelson Chan, Kristopher Keith Gaudin, Aaron Williams
  • Patent number: 11787311
    Abstract: An occupant or object sensing system in a vehicle includes electrical circuits for capacitive sensing and corresponding circuits shielding the sensing system from interference. A sensing circuit and a shielding circuit may be printed by screen printing with conductive ink on opposite sides of a non-conductive substrate. The substrate is a plastic film or other fabric that has an elastic memory structure that is resilient to stretching. The conductive inks used to print circuits onto the substrate have a similar resilience to stretching such that the substrate and the circuits thereon can be subject to deforming forces without breaking the printed circuits. The substrate may be covered with a carbon polymer layer to provide alternative conductive paths that enable fast recovery for conduction in the presence of any break in the printed conductive traces on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Joyson Safety Systems Acquisition LLC
    Inventor: David Wilson
  • Patent number: 11783710
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein provide a risk prediction system that uses trained machine learning models to make predictions that a VRU will take a particular action. The system first receives, in a video stream, an image depicting a VRU operating a micro-mobility vehicle and extract the depictions from the image. The extraction process may be determined by bounding box classifiers trained to identify various VRUs and micro-mobility vehicles. The system feeds the extracted depictions to machine learning models and receives, as an output, risk profiles for the VRU and the micro-mobility vehicle. The risk profile may include data associated with the VRU/micro-mobility vehicle determined based on classifications of the VRU and the micro-mobility vehicles. The system may then generate a prediction that the VRU operating the micro-mobility vehicle will take a particular action based on the risk profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Raunaq Bose, Leslie Cees Nooteboom, Maya Audrey Lara Pindeus
  • Patent number: 11780455
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a vehicle control device, a vehicle control method, and a recording medium. The vehicle control device according to one aspect of an embodiment includes a recognition unit that recognizes an object in a periphery of the own vehicle, a road information acquisition unit that acquires road information in the periphery of the own vehicle, and an alarm control unit that causes an alarm device to give an alarm when the object recognized by the recognition unit exists in a predetermined region set with reference to a position of the own vehicle, in which the alarm control unit does not give the alarm regarding the object when at least part of the object existing in the predetermined region recognized by the recognition unit exists outside a road from a boundary the road where the own vehicle acquired by the road information acquisition unit exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Kakeda, Masashi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11776698
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to virtual telemedicine systems, virtual examinations, medical marketplaces, and/or assistance for patient/physicians are provided. The systems can be configured to identify relevant medical service providers based on user-specific information, whether the user has experienced a medical event that may require emergency, urgent, or non-urgent medical services, and/or provide examinations, such as virtual examinations, in person examinations, or hybrid examinations (e.g., both a virtual examination with a first physician and a physical examination with another physician).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: IX Innovation LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Roh
  • Patent number: 11760341
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes, a sensing device configured to detect vehicle status information including gear-stage information and steering information of a steering wheel, and a control device configured to determine a target parking spot among parking spots included in a parking lot based on the gear-stage information and the steering information when the vehicle maintains a stopped state for more than a predetermined period in the parking lot, and to execute an autonomous parking function for parking at the target parking spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventor: Jae Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 11757834
    Abstract: Systems and methods comprise a gateway that includes a processor coupled to a security system at a premises via a channel. The channel comprises a protocol of the security system that is a proprietary bus protocol of the control panel of the security system. A touchscreen at the premises is coupled to the gateway and presents user interfaces. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera is located at the premises and coupled to the gateway. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the gateway. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the gateway and the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dawes, Marc Baum, Aaron Wood
  • Patent number: 11745755
    Abstract: A vehicular driving assist system includes an in-cabin camera disposed at an interior rearview mirror assembly in an interior cabin of a vehicle and viewing at least a steering wheel of the vehicle and capturing image data. An electronic control unit (ECU) includes an image processor for processing image data captured by the in-cabin camera to detect presence of one or both hands of a driver of the vehicle at the steering wheel. The vehicular driving assist system, responsive to determining, via processing at the ECU of image data captured by the in-cabin camera, that at least one hand of the driver is not on the steering wheel when the vehicle is at or approaching a hazardous condition, generates an alert to the driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Magna Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Gaurav S. Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 11745729
    Abstract: A parking guidance system includes a parking guidance device that sets a position of a parking area in a distribution hub and generates a travel path to the parking area and an autonomous vehicle that controls movement of the autonomous vehicle to the position of the parking area set by the parking guidance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventors: Sang Hyu Lee, Young Chae Ahn
  • Patent number: 11735049
    Abstract: A park assist system includes a controller that executes park assist control with which a vehicle is automatically parked in a parking spot. The controller is configured to set a point at a position higher than the vehicle and across the vehicle from the parking spot as a viewpoint used to generate the parking spot image, set an angle according to a parking spot distance that is an actual distance between the vehicle and a parking spot shown by the parking spot image as a depression angle used to generate the parking spot image, generate a parking spot image by using the set viewpoint and depression angle, cause a display device to display the parking spot image, and park the vehicle with the park assist control in a parking spot set by the driver as a target parking spot by way of viewing the parking spot image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventors: Toshihiro Takagi, Yu Hiei, Chenyang Wang, Motonari Obayashi, Tsutomu Mochida
  • Patent number: 11735023
    Abstract: A disaster detection system includes a device processor; and a non-transitory computer readable medium including instructions executable by the device processor to perform the following steps: receiving data from a plurality of geographically distributed personal electronic devices; determining, based on the data received from the personal electronic devices, that a disaster has occurred; and sending one or more commands pertaining to the disaster to one or more third parties. The one or more commands pertaining to the disaster may include one or more alerts to one or more organizations that provide support for disasters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Edward Manuel Alonzo, III, James A. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 11724703
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for determining a posture of an occupant of a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method comprises capturing images of an occupant in a vehicle via a vehicle camera, determining a current posture of the occupant and a recommended posture for the occupant based on the captured images and body measurements of the occupant, and outputting a guidance based on a difference between the current posture and the recommended posture. In this way, a comfort of the occupant may be increased by guiding the occupant toward a more ergonomic posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Jabir Kannathvalappil Moidunny
  • Patent number: 11717202
    Abstract: A testing system for conducting electrochemistry analysis of a specimen sample is provided. The testing system includes a testing receptacle device and a diagnostic device. The testing receptacle device includes a receptacle having an interior space defined therein and a lid configured to be secured on an upper end of the receptacle. The lid includes an opening extending into the receptacle and a cartridge slot for receiving a test sensor cartridge having a functionalized electrode strip with an electrode well contact point provided thereon. The diagnostic device is configured as a potentiostat or similar device and includes a docking port for receiving a lower end of the testing receptacle device. The testing system is configured for receiving a specimen sample through the opening in the receptacle lid and placing the specimen sample in contact with the electrode well contact point of the functionalized electrode strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Foothold Labs Inc.
    Inventor: Sean McIntosh