Patents Examined by Brent A. Swarthout
  • Patent number: 11127042
    Abstract: Electronic display systems, including roadside display devices, vehicle-based devices, personal mobile devices, intermediary servers, advertising servers and/or networks, and/or additional external data sources may operate individually or in combination to identify one or more vehicle locations, driving routes, driver and passenger characteristics, driving behavior and patterns, telematics data, and the like. Vehicle and individual characteristics and/or telematics data may be determined based on data received from traffic cameras, vehicle-based devices, personal mobile devices, telematics devices, and/or other data sources, including software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Robert Wasserman, Fred Dimesa, Bill Yurdin
  • Patent number: 11113979
    Abstract: An aerodrome system for an aerodrome is provided. The aerodrome system comprises a plurality of light emitting elements configured to emit light from a surface of the aerodrome upon which aircraft may take-off, land and manoeuvre; and a controller operatively coupled to each of the light emitting elements so as to selectively control the light emitting elements, wherein the light emitting elements form pixels of a display and the controller is configured to control an image displayed by the display so as to display and demarcate at least one runway for aircraft to take-off or land, wherein the light emitting elements are spaced such that the controller may display the runway with a variable orientation and the controller is further configured to change the image displayed by the display so as to change the orientation of the runway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Matthew Moxon
  • Patent number: 11113943
    Abstract: In various exemplary embodiments, the present technology is directed to systems and methods for predictive environmental fall risk identification for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Electronic Caregiver, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob R. Wright, Hannah S. Rich
  • Patent number: 11110981
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a controller for a light electric vehicle. The controller may include a user interface that includes one or more visual indicators and selectable buttons. The visual indicators may be used to convey various status indicators and/or alerts to an individual that is riding the light electric vehicle. The selectable buttons may be used to alter an operating state of the light electric vehicle and/or to provide operating status information about the light electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Neutron Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Caleb Chadwick, Shuli Liu, Yu Jie Ong, Nicholas Foley
  • Patent number: 11114097
    Abstract: Included are calling means (110) for making a call to a communication terminal (200) possessed by a target person, a database (120) configured to store in advance speech data of the target person, comparison means (130) for comparing a tone of speech data transmitted from the communication terminal with a tone of the speech data stored in the database (120), and notification means (140) for issuing a predetermined notification when a difference between the tone of the speech data transmitted from the communication terminal (200) and the tone of the speech data stored in the database (120) is determined to be outside a predetermined range as a result of the comparison by the comparison means (130). With this configuration, it is possible to obtain correct information about a condition of the target person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Shota Morishita
  • Patent number: 11113977
    Abstract: The present invention is designed to instrumentation and methods for providing runway obstacle clearance for instrument and non-instrument landing of an aircraft. The device provides a simple method of determining if there are any obstacles within the FAA required path of landing of an aircraft. Typically, there are trees and other obstacles which have to be precisely located to determine if such trees and other obstacles are within the required clearance space for permitted landing of an aircraft. This is particularly important when visual verification of the landing of the aircraft is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Melvin C. Stanley
  • Patent number: 11109634
    Abstract: Presented are intelligent electronic footwear with controller automated features, methods for making/using such footwear, and control systems for executing automated features of intelligent electronic footwear. An intelligent electronic shoe (IES) includes an upper that attaches to a user's foot, and a sole structure that is attached to the upper and supports thereon the user's foot. An alert system, which is mounted to the sole structure and/or upper, generates predetermined outputs in response to electronic command signals. The IES system also includes a wireless communications device that wirelessly communicates with a remote computing node, and a footwear controller that communicates with the wireless communications device and alert system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Andon, Jamian R. Cobbett, Vikram Malhotra, Hien Tommy Pham
  • Patent number: 11077958
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for generating a user and phase of flight dependent cockpit display. The methods and systems generate a display for a display device using display settings included in a user profile and a current phase of flight. The display settings include preferences defining a range of a map to be displayed that are different for different phases of flight, and preferences defining a level of declutter of a map to be displayed that are different for different phases of flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Emmanuel Letsu-Dake, Thea Feyereisen, Pramod Malviya, Rakshit R
  • Patent number: 11081001
    Abstract: A system for capturing and transmitting data related to traffic and environmental conditions is provided. The system includes a processor that identifies location information of the traffic cone in real time, an image sensor that captures one or more images of an area external to the traffic cone, a communication module that transmits, in real time, the location information and the one or more images as a broadcast signal, and memory utilized to store the location information and the one or more images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Alex T. Pham
  • Patent number: 11074769
    Abstract: Personal safety concerns for users of vehicles can be indicated, identified, communicated, analyzed, or acted on to make the users and other participants in the technology aware of the safety concerns and to reduce the risks to the users associated with the safety concerns. Personal safety concerns can be recognized based on safety concern triggers. Once recognized, the personal safety concerns can be reported to the users and other participants in the technology by safety alerts. The safety alert can prompt one or more telematics devices at the vehicle to capture, store, or transmit telematics data, including, for example, audio, image, or video data or combinations of them. The captured telematics data can be used to verify the safety alert and the safety concern and present the captured data to a third party participant to enable the third party participant to determine an appropriate response or action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Cambridge Mobile Telematics Inc.
    Inventors: Hari Balakrishnan, Ben Bowne, Lewis David Girod, James E. Hicks, Jr., Samuel Ross Madden, Katherine Wellman
  • Patent number: 11066181
    Abstract: A system and method of displaying an Engine Failure Awareness Chart (EFAC) for aircraft with at least one engine out is shown and described herein. The EFAC may display lines and zones indicative of levels of risk of obstacles on the ground. The obstacles may be either man-made or natural structures. The EFAC may update continuously providing the pilot with a real-time awareness of the risks around the aircraft during an engine failure. Using the EFAC the pilot may navigate the aircraft to a landing area or back to the airport for landing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AeroData, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry L. McDonough, Garrett W. van Ark, Scott E. Graham
  • Patent number: 11062605
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of receiving, by a server, first data related to a damaged portion of a transport from one or more of the transport and one or more devices in proximity to the transport, analyzing, by the server, the first data to determine missing data related to the damaged portion, and requesting, by the server, the missing data from one or more other devices in first proximity to the transport when damage occurred to the damaged portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen Paul McFarland, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11055978
    Abstract: A system may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive a first indication indicative of presence of a person arriving at a location associated with a scheduled service. The process may also be configured to determine whether the first indication corresponds to an expected arrival time of the scheduled service. Additionally, the processor may receive activity data in response to determining that the indication corresponds to the expected arrival time. Further, the processor may receive a second indication indicative that the person has completed the scheduled service. Further still, the processor may determine whether the scheduled service is completed based at least in part on the activity data. Even further, the processor may transmit a service confirmation to a computing device associated with a property owner of the location in response to determining that the scheduled service is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Emily Margaret Gray, Daniel Christopher Bitsis, Jr., Robert Wiseman Simpson, Manfred Amann, Donnette Moncrief Brown, Eric David Schroeder, Meredith Beveridge, Michael J. Maciolek, Bobby Lawrence Mohs, Brian F. Shipley, Justin Dax Haslam, Qunying Kou, Ashley Raine Philbrick, Thomas Wayne Schwarz, Jr., Snehal Desai, Nolan Serrao, Jeanie Graciela Lopez, Jennifer Hunt Erickson, Bharat Prasad, Yevgeniy Viatcheslavovich Khmelev, Joel S. Hartshorn
  • Patent number: 11053023
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for guiding a pilot of an approaching aircraft to a stop position at a stand, said method being characterized by: monitoring a position of the approaching aircraft within a volume at the stand, comparing said monitored position with a first area, said first area enclosing the stop position, comparing said monitored position with a subsection of the first area enclosing the stop position, if said monitored position is inside said subsection: transmitting information to a display to show an indication to the pilot to proceed approaching the stand, and if said monitored position is inside the first area but not inside said subsection: transmitting information to the display to show an indication to the pilot to stop the aircraft. The disclosure further relates to an aircraft docking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Anders Berkmo
  • Patent number: 11049394
    Abstract: A method for communicating with a road user located in the surroundings of a motor vehicle driven in at least a semi-automated manner. The method includes: receiving surroundings signals; processing the surroundings signals to detect a road user; upon detection of a road user, ascertaining whether a need to communicate with the road user exists; if a need to communicate with the road user exists, ascertaining at least which communication device of a communication device of the motor vehicle, on the motor vehicle side, and of a communication device of an infrastructure, on the infrastructure side, in which the motor vehicle and the road user are located, is to be used in order to communicate with the road user; generating control signals for controlling the communication device(s) to control the communication device(s) to communicate with the road user based on the control signals; and outputting the generated control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Stoelzle, Kevin Bareiss, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 11050578
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems for providing home and building security and condition monitoring include a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate dynamically with each other and a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michael Louis Brandman, Julia M. Feldman, Richard J. Marchetti, Steinar Ryen
  • Patent number: 11034291
    Abstract: An apparatus and garment with protective padding and covering for use by motorcycle or recreational vehicle operators having integrated turning signals and notification lights to be illuminated in the case of turning, braking, hazard, or emergency. A Garment configured to have the ability to communicate with the motorcycle electronic module via a wireless protocol to provide synchronous turning signals and braking notifications lighting to other vehicle operators in the rear or side or oncoming traffic. Control of lighting integrated and configured via electronic control unit with switches or toggles located in sleeves and cuffs of a Garment. Battery pack for electronics and lighting within interior of a Garment. Primary lighting control via wireless communication protocol and tethered power source or control mechanism integrated as a redundant option for control within a Garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Ejiawoko
  • Patent number: 11030907
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are provided for a Secondary Runway Aiming Point (SRAP) procedure of an approach by an ownship that includes identifying at least one aircraft making an approach that satisfy a set of preconditions to pair the aircraft to the ownship in the SRAP procedure; calculating a set of results based on lateral and vertical deviations of a paired SRAP aircraft to the ownship, and differential lateral and vertical rates of the paired SRAP aircraft to the ownship; deriving one or more points from the calculated set of results to determine whether in a flight path of the ownship there is an occurrence of an intrusion into a wake of the paired SRAP aircraft during the approach, and generating graphic data to present on the cockpit display the occurrence of the intrusion in the wake of the flight path of the ownship to the paired SRAP aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Anoop S, Sabu Mathew, Nathan Krishna Moorthy, Sunitha Panchangam
  • Patent number: 11027653
    Abstract: The present disclosure is provided to a collision avoidance apparatus, system and method, configured to calculate a velocity vector of a following vehicle located behind the vehicle in the driving lane in which the vehicle is driving based on at least one of the image data and the sensing data, calculate a collision risk range between the vehicle with the following vehicle based on the driving data and the velocity vector, calculate a time to collision within the collision risk range, and output a warning based on the time to collision. According to the present disclosure, warning and control may be performed according to the collision risk range and the time to collision calculated using the velocity vector of the following vehicle, thereby preventing collision with an adjacent following vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Tak Gen Kim, Jae Suk Kim
  • Patent number: 11030864
    Abstract: An example wearable device includes a haptic actuator to produce a haptic vibration in response to a target input waveform, a haptic effect sensor to measure a haptic vibration corresponding to the haptic vibration and to output a measured haptic vibration waveform and a feedback circuit to modify the target input waveform to reduce a difference between the haptic vibration and a measured haptic vibration waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ramune Nagisetty, Robert Flory, Giuseppe Raffa