Patents Examined by Brian Wilson
  • Patent number: 10812062
    Abstract: A driving device for a semiconductor element includes: a plurality of detection circuits that detect different types of abnormalities of the semiconductor element; a logic circuit that generates an error signal when at least one of the detection circuits detects an abnormality; an alarm signal generating circuit that receives the error signal and generates an alarm signal made of one or a plurality of pulses, the alarm signal having a different pulse width for each of the detection circuits that has detected an abnormality; and a protection operation determining circuit that determines whether or not a protection function of the semiconductor element is operating based on the error signal and the alarm signal, and shuts off input of a drive signal to the semiconductor element when it is determined that the protection function is operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Haruhiko Murakami, Ryo Goto, Shiori Uota, Koichiro Noguchi, Motoki Imanishi
  • Patent number: 10810866
    Abstract: A system for object detection within a monitored zone around a vehicle includes: at least one processor; and memory encoding instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the system to: detect an object; and suppress an alert associated with detection of the object when a size of the detected object is below a lower size threshold value or above an upper size threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Justin Karl Barth, Paul J. Ferrara, Albena Iotova-Gagnaire, Michael K. Pula, Scott T. Rohrbaugh
  • Patent number: 10798282
    Abstract: A device for detecting proximity to an active alternating current (AC) voltage source is provided. The device includes a housing, at least one antenna configured to generate a signal in response to exposure to electromagnetic radiation, signal processing circuitry configured to process the signal generated by the at least one antenna, a microprocessor configured to determine, from the processed signal, whether the alert device is proximate to the active AC voltage source, a communication device configured to generate a signal in response to a determination that the alert device is proximate the active AC voltage source, and an interference reduction device configured to discharge an accumulated charge on the alert device to reduce electromagnetic interference from sources other than the active AC voltage source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Emad Andarawis Andarawis, Glen William Brooksby, Christopher Gushee, Jeffrey Mayton, Cheng-Po Chen, Nancy Cecelia Stoffel, Wyatt Smith, Jose Luis R. Virgen, Daniel L. Olson
  • Patent number: 10796547
    Abstract: There is described a fire detection/notification system for detecting a weapons discharge comprising a network and a control panel. The network includes multiple devices, and each device includes a fire-related detection sensor and a weapons discharge sensor. The control panel is configured to identify a fire-related hazard detected by the fire-related detection sensor and produce a first alert signal in response to identifying the fire-related hazard. The control panel is also configured to identify a weapons discharge hazard detected by the weapons discharge sensor and produce a second alert signal in response to identifying the weapons discharge hazard. The control panel is connected to the network and includes an output circuit configured to communicate with one or more emergency responder devices external to the fire detection/notification system in response to receiving the first alert signal, the second alert signal, or both signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoffer Simpson, Tina Najibi, Mark Kadoshnikov, Charlton Buck, Danielle Galimidi
  • Patent number: 10785051
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes: a display; a radio communication unit configured to exchange data with a server; and a controller configured to perform various operations. For example, in response to an input to execute an application associated with a home appliance, the controller to control a screen of the application associated with the home appliance to be displayed on the display. In response to a simple login item on the screen of the application being selected, the controller to control the radio communication unit to create a simple login ID account based on device information of the mobile terminal, and to transmit data including information on the created simple login ID account to the server. Additionally, in response to an account login item on the screen of the application being selected, the controller to control the radio communication unit to transmit data including user account information to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Minjung Kang, Jiyoung Kang, Jaeseon Hwang
  • Patent number: 10782416
    Abstract: A wireless tracking device operating in at least two modes to reduce power consumption and extend the operable period of the wireless tracking device. In an active mode, the wireless tracking device samples sensor signals at a higher resolution and may also actively communicate with a remote device via wireless connection. In a hibernation mode, most of the components or modules in the wireless tracking device are shut down to reduce power consumption. The wireless tracking device may switch to the active mode when a predetermine event is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Turon, Xin Yang, Michael P. Dierks
  • Patent number: 10765379
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing machine-generated medical alerts associated with physiological events detected from one or more patients are described herein. An alert management system may receive medical events detected from a patient and physiological data associated with patient historical medical alerts. The system comprises an alert prioritizer circuit to generate an event priority indicator for the detected medical event, using a comparison between the detected medical event and the physiological data associated with patient historical medical alerts. The system can identify prolific alert patients using the information about the historical medical alerts. The alert prioritizer circuit can adjust a priority of the detected medical event, and an output circuit can present a priority to a user or a process using the event priority indicator and the identification of prolific alert patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Perschbacher, Sunipa Saha, JoAnna Trapp Simpson, Keith Mattson
  • Patent number: 10726322
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is provided that has an RFIC element including first and second terminal electrodes, a first radiation electrode connected to the first terminal electrode of the RFIC element, a second radiation electrode disposed in the same layer as the first radiation electrode independently of the first radiation electrode and connected to the second terminal electrode of the RFIC element, and a back surface electrode disposed oppositely to the second radiation electrode at a distant and connected to the second radiation electrode. Moreover, an area of a portion of the back surface electrode opposite to the first radiation electrode is smaller than an area of a portion of the back surface electrode opposite to the second radiation electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 10715465
    Abstract: An asset tracking system has a plurality of anchors. A tag communicates with the anchors as it is moved by a user being tracked by the system, and data based on communication between the tag and at least one of the anchors is transmitted to a server. The server determines a location of the tag based on the data and detects an occurrence of an event based on the location. The server also transmits to each of the anchors a tag alert message having a tag identifier identifying the tag and an event indicator associated with the occurrence of the event. At least one of the anchors transmits the tag identifier and the event indicator to the tag, which issues a warning to the user in response to tag alert message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Synapse Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ewing, Mark Guagenti, Wade C. Patterson
  • Patent number: 10715911
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an overhead passenger service unit (PSU) for a vehicle, comprising: a mounting mechanism for mounting the PSU above at least one vehicle seat; a dynamic seat row marker that provides an indication of a seat position and a status portion indicating a status of a passenger or trip aspect that is readily viewable from a vehicle aisle and is changeable during a trip; and a programmable active display that is readily viewable from a passenger seat and provides trip changeable information about the trip to the passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Dunn, Eric Johannessen, Gannon Gambeski, John Barker, Ronnie R. Moss, Jesse Peck, Robert Linton, Jonathan Todzia, Donald LaSala, Luis Sam
  • Patent number: 10685545
    Abstract: Open-chamber smoke detector and detection method. An elecromagnetic emitter emits radiation, a sensor receives the signal after it has travelled through the monitored area and analyses it to determine whether smoke is present by comparison with a reference signal representative of a smoke plume. An alarm condition is signaled when an evolution in the obtained data corresponds to the reference profile within a threshold amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Anis Zribi, Peter R. Harris, Paul Schatz, Yan Zhang, Joseph Anthony Vidulich
  • Patent number: 10679442
    Abstract: In some implementations, systems and techniques are described to automatically unlock a front door of a property in response to detecting an alarm signal indicating an emergency at or near a property. Data indicating occurrence of an emergency condition at a property is initially obtained. A lock configuration for an electronic lock of the property is determined. An unlock instruction is generated for the electronic lock based on the determined lock configuration for the electronic lock. The unlock instruction is transmitted to the electronic lock such that, when the unlock instruction is received by the electronic lock, the electronic lock is unlocked according to the unlock instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Rogers, David James Hutz, Noah Robert Weingart
  • Patent number: 10672260
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring physiological monitoring systems are described herein. A communication interface module can be configured to receive from a physiological monitoring system first data based on a snapshot taken of a status of the physiological monitoring system at a first time. A memory module can be configured to store the first data and a baseline associated with the physiological monitoring system. A processor module can be configured to compare the first data with the baseline and to generate a notification if the first data deviates from the baseline by a predetermined amount. A display module can be configured to display a physical location of a plurality of physiological monitoring systems and display the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Yaser Ammar Al-Ali, Jad Adel Wafeeq
  • Patent number: 10665048
    Abstract: An automatic alert system pertaining to a gate that is releasably secured across an ingress/egress to a balcony or other elevated platform. The gate has a pair of vertical posts that are releasably secured within respective boots secured to the floor. One of the boots includes a switch-activated transmitter that is activated when its respective post is removed from the boot. Another switch-activated transmitter is activated whenever the gate is opened. If the post is pulled out of the boot, or the gate is opened, the switch-activated transmitters transmit a wireless signal to a transceiver located on the gate which then transmits a signal to an on-site controller that transmits respective text messages to authorized personnel informing them of the gate removal/opening and will continue to do so until the gate status changes. The transceiver may be housed within a housing that also contains a visual and/or audible warning at the gate vicinity to warn those in the vicinity of the gate removal or opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Jerome S. Heisler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10657821
    Abstract: A warning system for use on a first vehicle includes a warning device connected to a control assembly. The control assembly includes a controller, a processor, a memory and a power supply. A GPS receiver is connected to the control assembly for determining the geographic location of the vehicle and for acquiring a local map of the vicinity of the vehicle. The control assembly also includes an intersection detection system for identifying a target intersection being approached by the vehicle and is configured to determine whether the vehicle is in the proximity of the target intersection. The control assembly also is configured to activate the warning system to issue a warning when the vehicle is within the predetermined proximity of a target intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Caleb Garrett, Joseph Ali Eduardo
  • Patent number: 10657781
    Abstract: A smart doorbell includes a case set, a circuit board, a lens, a vibration sensing module, a locking unit, a vibration unit and a vibration transferring unit. The case set includes a first case and a second case. The first case is combined with the second case. The circuit board is located in the case set. The lens is disposed on the circuit board. The vibration sensing module is connected to the circuit board. The locking unit locks the first case and the second case. The vibration unit is connected to the locking unit and includes a plurality of crests and a plurality of troughs. The crests and troughs are aligned alternatingly. The vibration transferring unit touches the vibration unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Chien-Yueh Chen, Jin-Kae Jang, Mei-Yi Tsai
  • Patent number: 10650257
    Abstract: A method for identifying a signaling state of at least one signaling device including a traffic light includes obtaining at least one image which includes an image of the at least one signaling device, extracting a region of the at least one image which includes the image of the at least one signaling device, detecting the at least one signaling device within the extracted region of the at least one image, and detecting a signaling state of the signaling device after detecting the at least one signaling device within the extracted region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Nikhil Satyakumar, Harish S. Bharadwaj, Krishna Reddy Konda, Ganeshan Narayanan, Henrik Schäfer
  • Patent number: 10638725
    Abstract: An estimation method performed by a computer, the method comprising: distinguishing ground-off and landing timings of respective four limbs of an animal based on measurement data acquired by using a motion sensor attached to the animal which has four limbs, and identifying a limb which interlocks with a disorder of a motion waveform upon a motion of the animal, based on the distinguished ground-off and landing timings of each of the four limbs of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Kiyoko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10636281
    Abstract: A security system for responding to an active shooter. The system includes a housing with a panel providing access to an interior volume thereof via a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism includes a first and second sensor corresponding to a first and second lock, respectively. Upon detection of a decibel level corresponding to a gunshot or upon actuation of a lever, the first sensor unlocks the first lock. Upon detection of an authorized user, the second sensor unlocks the second lock. Once both the first and second locks are unlocked, a weapon and garment disposed within the housing are accessible. A plurality of markers corresponding to a plurality of indicia are disposed within the housing. A marker is securable to the garment and serves to identify the authorized user to emergency responders. One of the indicia are activated at random to indicate to the authorized user which marker to don.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: John M. Snakenberg
  • Patent number: 10629044
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for detecting incapacitation and location using nodes are described herein. One system for detecting incapacitation and location using nodes can include an impact sensor, and a node including a memory and a processor to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to determine an incapacitating event has occurred via the impact sensor, determine a location of the node using a plurality of nodes, where the plurality of nodes include the node, and transmit the incapacitating event and the location of the node to an external server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Hai D. Pham, Robert C. Becker, Adam P. Boutz, Christian Larson, Conrad Ihla