Patents Examined by Brian Wilson
  • Patent number: 11151850
    Abstract: Techniques for providing status information of a defined location are described. Data indicative of signal strength associated with radio frequency (RF) signals received by one or more devices communicating via a wireless communications protocol is accessed. A baseline signal strength profile based on the data is determined. The data indicative of signal strength associated with RF signals received by the one or more devices is monitored. Based on a comparison of the monitored data to the baseline signal strength profile, a presence of at least one person in a vicinity of the one or more devices is determined. At least one action based on the determined presence is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Transform SR Brands LLC
    Inventors: Parag Kumar Garg, Nicholas Frank LaVassar, Joseph Reid Baird, Donald Smyth, Jonathan Kevin Gagliardoni, Daniel Sihe Kuang Lee
  • Patent number: 11145177
    Abstract: A detection system for measuring one or more conditions within a predetermined area including a fiber harness having at least one fiber optic cable for transmitting light. The at least one fiber optic cable defines a plurality of nodes arranged to measure the one or more conditions. A control system is operably coupled to the fiber harness such that scattered light associated with the plurality of nodes is transmitted to the control system. The control system analyzes the scattered light from each of the plurality of nodes individually and the control system analyzes the scattered light from each of the plurality of nodes collectively to determine at least one of a presence and magnitude of the one or more conditions within the predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Birnkrant, Jennifer M. Alexander, Alan Matthew Finn, Yanzhi Chen, Hui Fang, Jie Xi, Peter R. Harris
  • Patent number: 11138571
    Abstract: A bicycle repair system comprises an intelligent bicycle locking device, an intelligent toolbox, and a central processing unit. The intelligent bicycle locking device is connected to the central processing unit, and the intelligent toolbox is connected to the central processing unit. The intelligent bicycle locking device is configured to send an obtained first user information to the central processing unit. The intelligent toolbox is configured to send an obtained second user information to the central processing unit. The central processing unit is configured to determine whether the second user information is the same as the first user information and, if yes, send an opening instruction to the intelligent toolbox sending the second user information, so as to help a user to repair a damaged bicycle by using the intelligent toolbox, so that the bicycle can be repaired without depending on a repair person, thereby improving the repair efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CHINA CONSTRUCTION STEEL STRUCTURE CORP. LTD.
    Inventors: Xuanmao Liao, Bingxing Hu, Yulong Cai, Changsheng Feng, Weisheng Zheng, Zhiyu Li, Zezhen Rong
  • Patent number: 11133730
    Abstract: A communication device includes a device for mechanically generating a rotational movement that includes a drive rod and a pushbutton for generating a linear movement of the drive rod and at least one gear wheel which, in the event of a linear movement of the drive rod, is set in rotational motion. The device further includes a converter module connected to the movement module that converts the rotational movement into electrical energy, an energy management module connected to the converter module that the electrical energy in line with prespecified boundary conditions, and a transmission module for transmitting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: W√úRTH ELEKTRONIK EISOS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Tomislav Petrovic, Dragan Dinulovic
  • Patent number: 11132899
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of querying, by a transport, a plurality of transports within a parking area for a parking spot to be vacated, receiving, by the transport, verification to vacate the parking spots from the plurality of transports within the parking area, and determining, by the transport, locations of the parking spots to be vacated based on the verifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Aghyad Saleh, Joshua C. Batie, Devang H. Parekh, Louis Brugman
  • Patent number: 11128299
    Abstract: A monitoring system for determining whether an object is touched by a living body includes a receiver and a piezoelectric sensor attached to a substrate such that when the substrate is attached to the object. The piezoelectric sensor generates an output signal as a function of whether the living body is in contact with at least one of the substrate and the object. A processor processes the output signal to determine whether the living body is in contact with at least one of the substrate and the object and outputs a contact information signal containing information indicative of whether the living body is in contact with at least one of the substrate and object based on the determination. A transmitter transmits the contact information signal to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Mori, Takashi Kihara, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Fumiya Isono
  • Patent number: 11127289
    Abstract: A traffic congestion estimating device includes: a traffic congestion starting point and end point identifying unit that identifies a traffic congestion end point and a traffic congestion starting point for defining a traffic congestion area, based on position information detected for each vehicle; an inflow/outflow estimation unit that estimates an inflow to the traffic congestion end point at every time period, as well as, an outflow from the traffic congestion starting point at that time period, based on a traffic volume that was measured by a sensor on the upstream side of the traffic congestion end point, a traffic volume that was measured by a sensor on the downstream side of the traffic congestion starting point, and the position information; and a traffic congestion area updating unit that updates the traffic congestion end point, based on the inflow, and updates the traffic congestion starting point, based on the outflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuta Ashida
  • Patent number: 11118447
    Abstract: A transmitter is carried proximate to an inground tool for sensing a plurality of operational parameters relating to the inground tool. The transmitter customizes a data signal to characterize one or more of the operational parameters for transmission from the inground tool based on the operational status of the inground tool. A receiver receives the data signal and recovers the operational parameters. Advanced data protocols are described. Pitch averaging and enhancement of dynamic pitch range for accelerometer readings are described based on monitoring mechanical shock and vibration of the inground tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Merlin Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert W. Chau, Loc Viet Lam, Scott Phillips
  • Patent number: 11119249
    Abstract: A portable weather station, including an lower body portion; an upper body portion disposed on the lower body portion in a spaced apart relationship thereby forming an open channel between the upper body portion and the lower body portion; and a plurality of weather condition sensors wherein a first set of one or more of the plurality of weather condition sensors is mounted on the upper body portion of the portable weather station and a second set of one or more of the plurality of weather condition sensors is mounted on the lower body portion of the portable weather station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: INTELLISENSE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Ulmer, Dmitry Starodubov, Gregory Peng, Rodion Tikhoplav, David Miller, Andrew Kostrzewski, Koyiro Minakata, Gabriel Kaplan, Tomasz Jannson, Edward Patton, Sookwang Ro, Ihor Berezhnyy
  • Patent number: 11109182
    Abstract: A system is described that includes a transmitter for generating a magnetic field comprising a first detection region and a second detection region, wherein the first detection region is different than the second detection region. The system comprises a receiver configured to detect at a location of the receiver in the magnetic field a magnetic field vector, a polarity, and at least one additional vector. The system comprises the receiver configured to use the magnetic field vector, the polarity, and the at least one additional vector to determine a position of the receiver in the magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Radio Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Roger Floyd, Duane A. Gerig, William P. Moore, Thomas Brandon Lee
  • Patent number: 11095718
    Abstract: A node-enabled battery system having integrated environmental detection and reporting. The system may have a battery and sensor-based node attached to the battery. The system's sensor-based node has a processor, memory (maintaining a battery monitoring program code and a battery threshold metric value), a wireless communication interface and a sensor operative to sense a battery status condition for the battery. When executing the battery monitoring program code, the processor is programmatically configured and adapted to be operative to receive status data from the sensor reflecting the battery status condition as sensed by the sensor, automatically trigger generation of a layered alert notification related to the battery when the received status data is inconsistent with the battery threshold metric value, and cause the wireless communication interface to broadcast the layered alert notification to initiate a mediation response related to the battery status condition for the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Ole-Petter Skaaksrud
  • Patent number: 11087618
    Abstract: A method for detecting illegally parked vehicles includes obtaining information, in the form of a digital parking map, about available parking areas and areas that are unavailable for parking, where the information about areas unavailable for parking includes coordinates, in particular GPS coordinates, and expected lengths of the areas. The length of an area that is unavailable for parking is detected by a parking space searching vehicle and an illegally parked vehicle is detected if the detected length deviates from an expected length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Christian Abeling, Philipp Mayer
  • Patent number: 11087604
    Abstract: In a general aspect, motion is detected using wireless signals. In an example, a method includes receiving, at a wireless communication device, requests for the wireless communication device to transmit wireless signals, the requests initiated by a wireless sensing system. The method further includes transmitting a series of wireless signals from the wireless communication device in response to the requests, and detecting, at the wireless communication device, a trigger event after transmitting the series of wireless signals. The method additionally includes updating, by the wireless communication device, a state of the wireless communication device based on the trigger event, the updated state indicating that the wireless communication device is not enabled to transmit wireless signals in response to the requests from the wireless sensing system. The method also includes communicating, by the wireless communication device, the updated state of the wireless communication device to the wireless sensing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Cognitive Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Christopher Beg, Tajinder Manku, Mohammad Omer
  • Patent number: 11080954
    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: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Rogers, David James Hutz, Noah Robert Weingart
  • Patent number: 11072351
    Abstract: A device for monitoring operation parameters of a vehicle axle including a measuring instrument (1) comprising at least a position sensor, a device (2) for communication of measured quantities to an external device, a mechanism (5) for conversion of mechanical energy of the axle to electrical energy and a memory (3) with a stored identification code. A device has the shape of a ring (4) that is applied on the vehicle axle in such a way that it encircles it. The ring (4) consists of at least two parts (4a, 4b) that are adapted for permanent connection around the vehicle axle. The mechanism (5) consists of a circumferential cavity (5a) in the inner part of the ring where a permanent magnet (5b) is freely positioned, at least one coil (5c), preferably four coils (5c) being positioned along its perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: LEVEL S.R.O.
    Inventor: Michal Falta
  • Patent number: 11058325
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a plurality of primary sensors adapted to measure different parameters used in the control of the patient support apparatus. One or more suites of secondary sensors are added to the patient support apparatus to provide data about the primary sensors. The secondary sensors may be used to detect errors in the primary sensors, to modify outputs from the primary sensors, and/or to provide usage and/or diagnostic data about the use of the patient support apparatus. The suite(s) of secondary sensors may measure parameters that affect the outputs of one or more of the primary sensors. In some embodiments, the suite(s) of secondary sensors include one or more dormant sensors that are not used on the patient support apparatus until a code modification is received from one or more external sources instructing the control system of the patient support apparatus to begin using the dormant sensor(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Marko N. Kostic, Sujay Sukumaran, Jonathan Mark Greenbank
  • Patent number: 11062588
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to a method for detecting, by a device, an increase in temperature at certain parts of an electrical system, and taking appropriate responsive action. The method may include measuring temperatures at certain locations within the system and estimating temperatures at other locations based on the measurements. Some embodiments disclosed herein include an integrated cable combining electrical conduction and heat-detection capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoav Galin, Meir Adest, Israel Gershman, Guy Sella
  • Patent number: 11049400
    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: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: WHELEN ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Caleb Garrett, Joseph Ali Eduardo
  • Patent number: 11043056
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for door access control via a mobile device are described herein. One mobile device for providing door access control, includes a processor and memory, coupled to the processor, wherein the memory includes instructions executable by the processor to provide a specific user identity, assigned to the mobile device, and a digital identifier, that is associated with an application stored in memory on the mobile device, to a door access controller, wherein the application includes a locking mechanism for the application that must be renewed at a first particular time period and wherein the mobile device includes a locking mechanism to lock the device after a second particular time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Vinay Prasad, Sanjay Roy, Manu Taranath, Mandar Tigga, Haraprasad Senapati, Bryan Jones, Murugan Gopalan, Roshan Valder
  • Patent number: 11043101
    Abstract: A multi-system, multi-parameter, integrated, comprehensive early warning method for a coal and rock dynamic disaster includes: obtaining monitoring data of a plurality of monitoring systems for the coal rock dynamic disaster, and extracting multivariate characteristic parameters capable of reflecting precursor information of the coal and rock dynamic disaster in each monitoring system based on the monitoring data; screening out a combination of characteristic parameters with a highest early warning effectiveness in each monitoring system and an optimal critical value of each characteristic parameter based on the multivariate characteristic parameters; calculating a comprehensive early warning index and an early warning effectiveness of each monitoring system; and calculating a multi-system comprehensive early warning result of the coal and rock dynamic disaster based on the comprehensive early warning index and the early warning effectiveness of each monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BEIJING, ZHONG-AN ACADEMY OF SAFETY ENGINEERING
    Inventors: Xueqiu He, Dazhao Song, Shengquan He, Zhenlei Li, Yarong Xue, Anhu Wang, Hongwei Mu