Patents Examined by Benyam Haile
  • Patent number: 10891854
    Abstract: A traffic management system includes a traffic information collector, a traffic information acquirer, and a traffic manager. The traffic information collector collects the number of vehicles passing through a predetermined section, the traffic information acquirer acquires, as traffic information, the number of vehicles and vehicle information of vehicles passing through a vehicle sensor provided behind the predetermined section, and the traffic manager determines a traffic density based on the number of vehicles and a section length, calculates a traffic volume from the number of vehicles passing by the vehicle sensor, corrects the traffic density with the traffic volume to determine an actual traffic density, compare the actual traffic density to a determination threshold value for determining a congestion indication to check a congestion indication, and transmit a lane changing instruction signal to the vehicle traveling behind the vehicle sensor when the congestion indication is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Hajime Oyama
  • Patent number: 10883843
    Abstract: When a vehicle is assigned to meet with a customer at a meeting location, as when the customer orders a ride and the taxi, ride-sharing operator, or autonomous vehicle is dispatched, the difficulty of identifying the assigned vehicle among many vehicles or the customer among many people, is solved by providing a code, unique to the meeting at the meeting location. A light signal based on the code is emitted by a first device (of the vehicle or the customer) and distinguished, based on the code, by a second device, whereby the location of the first device is determined and can be displayed or otherwise used for navigating to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Chris Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Patent number: 10872514
    Abstract: Safety systems and methods for tracking objects such as personnel and tools during a vehicle build process and activating an alarm when the tracked object is within a safety zone where such presence is not permitted under the current circumstances. The safety system includes a multiplicity of active positioning sensors configured to detect the presence of an object at a particular distance from or within a particular area or volume of space and a controller configured to use sensor data to calculate the virtual location of each sensed object relative to a virtual computer-aided design map of the as-built aircraft design. In response to detection of the presence of an object in unacceptable proximity to or within a particular safety zone of the vehicle, an alarm is activated and the planned build process is altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John William Glatfelter, Richard Patrick Meagher
  • Patent number: 10869620
    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: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: L.I.F.E. Corporation S.A.
    Inventor: Gianluigi Longinotti-Buitoni
  • Patent number: 10864059
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an RDID tag enabled needle shield assembly that provides a sterile enclosure of an injection needle and that can be fixedly attached to a pre-filled syringe for administering an injection of medicament to a patient after removal of the needle shield assembly. The RFID tag is fixedly attached to the needle shield through co-molding or another form of permanent attachment. The present invention also relates to a method of tracking the life cycle of a medicament injection device where the RFID tag enabled needle shield assembly is attached to an injection needle that is connected to a syringe barrel that is part of an injection device. Data is written to or read from the RFID tag during the entire life cycle of the injection device, including assembly, packaging, storing, distribution and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Markus Bauss, Thomas Dietl
  • Patent number: 10827951
    Abstract: A smart monitoring system comprising a plurality of sensor devices coupled to appliances and fixtures within a dwelling environment, where at least one of the plurality of sensor devices comprises sensor elements including an accelerometer. The system further comprising a computing device operative to receive event signals from the plurality of sensor devices, identify a possible fall event from one or more of the plurality of sensor devices based on the event signals, sample sensor data from one or more of the plurality of sensor devices wherein the sensor data includes measurements of movement. The computer device is further operative to determine a fall has occurred based on the sampled sensor data, sample additional sensor data from the one or more of the plurality of sensor devices for additional motion at a period of time subsequent to the possible fall event, and determine a recovery from the fall based on the additional sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CareView Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Gail Johnson, Derek del Carpio, James M. Fathman
  • Patent number: 10816940
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a sensor controller configured to collect a variety of machine related operations data may receive operation data from at least one measurement sensor connected to a machine and configured to detect the operation data of the machine and transfer the operation data to a communication module to be transmitted to and collected by a server. Even if a different measurement sensor is connected to a sensor controller, the operation data of the connected measurement sensor can be still recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ULALA LAB INC.
    Inventor: Hak Ju Kang
  • Patent number: 10818150
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a luminous intensity distribution of a visual alarm device are provided that include a processor transmitting a first signal to a current source and transmitting a second signal to a gate of a transistor. Responsive to receiving the first signal, the current source can transmit current to LEDs connected in series with the current source. Responsive to receiving the second signal, the transistor can block the current from flowing from a source of the transistor to a drain of the transistor, thereby channeling the current to a subset of the LEDs connected in parallel with the transistor. Responsive to failing to receive the second signal, the transistor can allow the current to flow from the source of the transistor to the drain of the transistor, thereby channeling the current away from the subset of the LEDs connected in parallel with the transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Barson
  • Patent number: 10810864
    Abstract: A manual call point with an e-paper display is described herein. One device includes an e-paper display configured to display an image that represents a status of the manual call point, a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to determine a change in the status of the manual call point, and change the image displayed by the e-paper display in response to the determination that there is a change in the status of the manual call point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Reufer, Bernd Luebben, Bernd Stoye
  • Patent number: 10783759
    Abstract: An intruder detection method is provided, comprising a security server sending a verification prompt to a device in a controlled-access area, based on an entry indication of an entrant into the controlled-access area, with the verification prompt indicating the entrant should perform a predefined verification action, the security server receiving entrant behavior information, the security server comparing the entrant behavior information to a behavior model of a set of authorized persons associated with the controlled-access area, with the behavior model including the verification prompt, and the security server generating an intruder indication if the entrant behavior information does not match a behavior sequence included in the behavior model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaobo Wang, Honglei Wang, Zhijie Huo, Xinmin Ding
  • Patent number: 10783780
    Abstract: A method for handling a control card, wherein the control card is received by another vehicle. This provides an increased degree of safety in situations to be regulated, as it is possible to compare control cards of different vehicles and coordinate them if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Bastian Zydek, Thomas Grotendorst, Enno Kelling, Stefan L√ľke, Marc Menzel
  • Patent number: 10774597
    Abstract: An interface module has an outward interface with at least two ports for directly connecting to separate sections of a tool bus. The outward interface may have two uplink ports and one downlink port for layered tool bus applications. Each port has two electrical contacts for creating an electrical path between electronic assemblies with combined power & data transmission (CPDT) using a transmission line. A power port is connectable to an external power source via a common electrical path. A standardized inward interface of the interface module provides data and communication contact groups for data and power communication with assembly electronics. The interface module is implemented using advanced electronics packaging technology for easy installation on a printed circuit board. The interface module facilitates a streamlined downhole electronic testing configuration for testing electronics as they are developed prior to completion of development of dependent components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jianying Chu
  • Patent number: 10777048
    Abstract: Novel methods and apparatus regarding electronic eyewear are disclosed. Different embodiments can be applicable for seniors. One embodiment includes an eyewear that can charge when placed in an eyewear case. A user can access a live operator by tapping a button at the eyewear. The live operator can connect the user to a person. The eyewear can detect falls. In another embodiment, the eyewear with a digital assistant can be voice activated, and can provide assistance via the digital assistant. In yet another embodiment, the eyewear includes a position identifying system to identify a position of the eyewear. In one embodiment, the eyewear could wirelessly interact with a device coupled to an apparatus in the vicinity of the eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: IpVenture, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 10769616
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for displaying account information. The systems and methods may include a portable smart display device in short-range communication with a mobile device. The smart display device may be configured to provide a user with quick and easy yet secure access to account information, without the need for multi-step login and verification processes. The smart display device may be sized to fit within a wallet and within quick, easy reach of a user. The smart display device may receive up-to-date account information from the mobile device, and display the account information on-demand upon detecting an activation event, thereby providing an enjoyable user experience and a useful tool for quickly informing the user of their financial situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Adam R. Koeppel, Alex Leo Niderberg, Kevin Kelly, Mili Mittal, Sarah Calandro, Jonathan R. Turfboer
  • Patent number: 10760414
    Abstract: A data transmission system for use with a drill string in a primary wellbore is disclosed. The data transmission system includes a toroidal antenna assembly. The toroidal antenna assembly is disposed around the drill string at a primary downhole location within the primary wellbore and configured to transmit a signal from a transmitter. The signal corresponds to sensor data. The toroidal antenna assembly includes a plurality of toroidal antennas, wherein each toroidal antenna is configured to transmit the same signal from the transmitter. Because a plurality of toroidal antennas are utilized to transmit the same signal, construction of the drill string can be more mechanically robust than a conventional insulated gap collar while permitting reliable and fast transmission of sensor data to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Isodrill, Inc.
    Inventors: Saad Bargach, Stephen D. Bonner
  • Patent number: 10760415
    Abstract: An echo communication system has a plurality of triggers disposed within a first distance of each other and a hub separated from the plurality of triggers by at least a second distance that is greater than the first distance. The hub is configured to wirelessly transmit a signal intended for one of the triggers and each of the triggers will re-broadcast the same signal if they are not the intended recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Linley Fripp, Donald Kyle, Gregory Thomas Werkheiser, Scott Miller
  • Patent number: 10758638
    Abstract: A system may automatically conduct hygiene cycles for a confined space such an interior space of a box suitable for storing and/or carrying packaged food. The system may include a hygiene device that can be attached to the box to conduct the hygiene cycles. The system may also automatically collect information related to the hygiene cycles and transmit the collected information to a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Wenbin Wei, Ying Zhang, Zhili Ding, Huarong Yu
  • Patent number: 10752167
    Abstract: A warning signal controlling device for blind zones when vehicles making a lane change is provided. The device is disposed inside each inner side of each rearview mirror of the vehicle, and comprises a lens masked by PMMA which is black and opaque, a mirror utilizing a light guide made of PMMA which is transparent, and a base assembly consisting of LED lamps, a PCB board and a base. The lens and the mirror are obtained by two-color molding, the PCB board is secured to the base, LED lamp holders are provided on the PCB board, the LED lamps are secured in the corresponding LED lamp holders and the base assembly is secured to the lens by ultrasonic welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Yuncai He, Yuxiang Wu, Yuan Zhong, Junhua He
  • Patent number: 10748408
    Abstract: A light switch apparatus includes a network communication unit and an output unit. The network communication unit is configured to receive electricity price rate server information from a server, and generate a first high range electricity price output data and a second low range electricity price rate data according to the electricity price rate server information. The output unit is configured to display at least a first output color in response to receiving the first high range electricity price output data from the network communication unit, and a second output color in response to receiving the second low range electricity price rate data from the network communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Andre Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10746366
    Abstract: A light emitting device of an embodiment includes at least one light source; a wavelength conversion unit for converting the wavelength of excitation light so as to emit the excitation light having the converted wavelength as conversion light; a light transfer unit disposed on a light path between the at least one light source and the wavelength conversion unit for transferring the excitation light to the wavelength conversion unit; and a light-path controller moving at least a part of the light transfer unit so as to adjust at least one from among the direction and intensity of excitation light which enters the wavelength conversion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Gyun Son, Ki Cheol Kim, Kang Yeol Park