Patents Examined by Brian Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10319234
    Abstract: Identifying parking spaces and notifying user devices provides an easy way to reduce traffic and save time for registered users. One example may include monitoring a predefined area via a sensor, detecting a change via the sensor, comparing the change to a predefined condition stored in memory, determining the change satisfies the predefined condition, and determining a changed parking space status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 10299728
    Abstract: An initial set of parameters for operating one or more detection tools is automatically derived and subsequently adjusted so that each detection tool is more or less sensitive to signal characteristics in a region of interest. Detection tool(s) may be applied to physiological signals sensed from a patient (such as EEG signals) and may be configured to run in an implanted medical device that is programmable with the parameters to look for rhythmic activity, spike activity, and power changes in the sensed signals, etc. A detection tool may be selected, and parameter values derived in a logical sequence and/or in pairs based on a graphical representation of an activity type which may be selected by a user, for example, by clicking and dragging on the graphic via a GUI. Displayed simulations allow a user to assess what will be detected with a derived parameter set and then to adjust the sensitivity of the set or start over as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NeuroPace, Inc.
    Inventors: Rosana Esteller, Felice Sun
  • Patent number: 10300224
    Abstract: A system and method for communicating data from a medical device to a lighting device is provided. The system may include the medical device, the lighting device, and/or one or more interface devices. The medical device may be configured to transmit data to the lighting device, which for example, may include information relating to the medical device, dosage information, diagnostic data, medical device training feedback, health monitoring information, and/or air quality information. The lighting device may be configured to receive data from the medical device and control one or more lighting characteristics based on the received data. A characteristic of the light may include one or more of color, color temperature, intensity, flashing or steady-state, on or off, and/or the like. The system may provide for a home based adherence and/or compliance monitoring system, in which a patient's interaction with a medical device may be monitored and an alert/indication provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MicroDose Therapeutx, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Steven Morrison
  • Patent number: 10282963
    Abstract: A system collects and stores data from a source at a high resolution and/or a high data rate (“more detailed data”) and sends a low-resolution and/or downsampled version of the data (“less detailed data”) to a remote server via a wireless network. The server automatically analyzes the less detailed data to detect an anomaly, such as an arrhythmia, earthquake or failure of a structural member. A two-tiered analysis scheme is used, where the first tier is less specific than the second tier. If the first tier analysis detects or suspects the anomaly, the server signals the data collector to send more detailed data that corresponds to a time period associated with the anomaly. The more specific second tier analyses the more detailed data to verify the anomaly. The server may also store the received data and make it available to a user, such as via a graphical or tabular display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INFOBIONIC, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Fahey
  • Patent number: 10270608
    Abstract: A method for managing alerts relating to the detection of a local phenomenon in a communications network. The communications network includes at least one first residential gateway capable of transmitting alert messages in the network. The local phenomenon is likely to degrade the hardware and/or software resources of the residential gateway. The method includes: detection, by the first residential gateway, of a degradation linked to the local phenomenon; transmission of an alert message in the network by the first residential home gateway, in order for at least one second residential gateway able to receive the alert message, adjacent to the first residential gateway in the wide area network, to respond to the local phenomenon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Simon Gloanec, Herve Marchand
  • Patent number: 10255809
    Abstract: Identifying parking spaces and notifying user devices provides an easy way to reduce traffic and save time for registered users. One example may include activating a sensor to detect at least one status change, monitoring a predefined area for the at least one status change, receiving at least one status change at a first time, receiving at least one additional status change at a second time, comparing the at least one status change and the at least one additional status change to a valid sequence of status changes, determining a valid sequence of status changes has occurred, and transmitting a notification to a registered user device previously registered to receive a notification when the valid sequence of status changes occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 10244968
    Abstract: A method for tracking the position of a person in an environment, such as a medical room, relative to a medical device is presented. The method comprises identifying the position of a medical device in the environment, providing a mobile device in the vicinity of a person in the environment, the mobile device configured to follow movement of the person in the environment, and identifying the position of the mobile device in the environment by using at least one stationary device. Further, the method comprises using a processor to process data relating to the position of the mobile device in the environment to obtain an expected position of the person in the environment, data relating to the position of the medical device in the environment, and data relating the expected position of the person in the environment to obtain an expected relative position of the person with respect to the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Renaud Heitz, Daniel Gannat, Regis Vaillant, Vincent Jonas Bismuth, Bruno Vigan, Romain Moulin
  • Patent number: 10250404
    Abstract: A consumer electronics (CE) device includes at least one processor and at least one computer readable storage medium accessible to the processor. The medium is programmed with instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute logic including detecting the position of the CE device and sending a command to at least one apparatus at a location distanced from the CE device to establish at least one configuration of the apparatus. The command is sent responsive to a determination that the CE device is passing a predefined distance from a location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Dipendu Saha, Prem Venkatesan, Steven Friedlander, Nobuyuki Fujiwara, Paul Douglas Heavener, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10232821
    Abstract: A key ring transceiver module activates when a child has been left inside of a car seat when the corresponding buckle transceiver is out of range. The buckle transceiver system includes a weight sensor indicating that a child is inside of the baby seat, a pair of limit or indication switches indicating that a child is retrained within the baby seat, and a pair of PING/PONG sending and receiving radio pairs that communicate range of the baby buckle transceiver from the key ring transceiver. When the baby seat contains a child restrained within, and the transceiver moves out of range, a distress alarm/signal will be enabled on the transceiver to indicate that the baby is still confined to the restraints of the baby seat. The key ring transceiver will continue to signal a distress mechanism until the baby buckle transceiver trigger has been reset by removing the child from the car seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Stacey Lyn Cubit, Jorge Alfonso Pacheco
  • Patent number: 10235545
    Abstract: RFID tags are used for many purpose including tracking. RFID interrogators are used to retrieve information from tags. In many applications, a plurality of RFID interrogators are required. Synchronization between interrogators in the same theater of operation is critical to ensure that their broadcasts do not interfere with each other. In fixed RFID interrogator applications, RFID interrogators can be wired together allowing a channel to synchronize the transmissions of the RFID interrogators. Methods described herein can ensure that synchronization is maintained in the event of the failure of a synchronizing master. Furthermore, additional methods for synchronizing RFID interrogators in wireless applications are described allowing synchronization in the absence of wired connections between interrogators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SMARTRAC TECHNOLOGY FLETCHER, INC.
    Inventors: James Robert Kruest, Gary Bann
  • Patent number: 10229883
    Abstract: In accordance with disclosed embodiments, there are provided systems, methods, and apparatuses for implementing late fusing of processor features using a non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vasudevan Srinivasan, Daniel G. Borkowski
  • Patent number: 10210748
    Abstract: Embodiments of a central security monitoring device for reducing incidences of false alarms in a security system is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is described, comprising receiving an alarm signal from an occupancy sensor via a receiver, receiving a second alarm signal from a barrier alarm device after receiving the alarm signal, determining, by a processor, an elapsed time from when the alarm signal from the occupancy sensor was received to when the second alarm signal from the barrier alarm device was received, transmitting, by the processor via a network interface, a message to a personal communication device indicating that a false alarm has occurred when the elapsed time is less than the predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Kenneth Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10207640
    Abstract: A process for adaptive output of a warning message in a vehicle with at least one output unit. A driver-assistance system of the vehicle generates a warning signal for output of the warning message and transmits this signal to a control unit. At least one capture unit captures data about the direction of attention of the driver of the vehicle and transmits the captured data to the control unit. The control unit generates, as a function of the captured data about the direction of attention of the driver, an output signal for output the warning message by the at least one output unit. Also disclosed is a system for executing the process and a vehicle having the disclosed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventor: Tomasz Bachorski
  • Patent number: 10195984
    Abstract: An emergency signal system is a magnetically based “BABY” sign (in various languages) with colorful flashing lights, and an audible lullaby “siren” designed to be placed on top of a car when an expectant mother is on her way to the hospital to give birth. In this manner, the driver of the car is able to alert other motorists that a woman in labor is on her way to the hospital, and as a result, yield the road for the car's smooth and easy passage, helping to ensure timely arrival at the hospital for delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Bernadine McGrady
  • Patent number: 10194873
    Abstract: A personalized patient alarm management profile configured to be used when monitoring one or more medical parameters, the personalized patient alarm management profile determined based on at least two profile determinants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ORIDION MEDICAL 1987 LTD.
    Inventors: Joshua Lewis Colman, Michal Ronen
  • Patent number: 10192188
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media for monitoring dangerous goods based on networked devices including actions of registering a dangerous good with a monitoring system, the dangerous good being associated with a networked device, the networked device including one or more components that provide data associated with the dangerous good, determining at least one rule that is to be applied to handling of the dangerous good, receiving the data associated with the dangerous good, determining that a violation has occurred by comparing the data associated with the dangerous good to the at least one rule, and transmitting a notification to at least one application of a plurality of applications, the notification indicating that the violation has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Markus Puchta
  • Patent number: 10188295
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an integrated sensor network are described. In one embodiment, sensor data may be accessed from a plurality of motion sensors and a bed sensor deployed in a living unit for a first time period. An activity pattern for the first time period may be identified based on at least a portion of sensor data associated with the first time period. The activity pattern may represent a physical and cognitive health condition of a person residing in the living unit. Additional sensor data may be accessed from the motion sensors and the bed sensor deployed for a second time period. A determination of whether a deviation of the activity pattern of the first time period has occurred for the second time period may be performed. An alert may be generated based on a determination that the derivation has occurred. In some embodiments, user feedback is captured on the significance of the alerts, and the alert method is customized based on this feedback. Additional methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Marjorie Skubic, Marilyn J. Rantz, Mihail Popescu, Shuang Wang, Isaac J. Sledge, Rainer Dane A. Guevara, Elena Florea, James M. Keller
  • Patent number: 10192171
    Abstract: Information generated by human behavior detection sensors (i.e., cameras, microphones, pressure sensors, wearables), and vehicle operational parameter information train a machine learning model to determine a driver's emotional state based on vehicle operational parameter information. The training information may be transmitted by a wireless device for each of a fleet of vehicles and their human driver during a training period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AUTONOMOUS FUSION, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Steven Taylor
  • Patent number: 10173785
    Abstract: A combined controller with a panel that has a face and a back, a case attached to the back of the panel. The face of the panel includes a plurality of first primary flight display inputs configured to receive physical inputs for the control of a first primary flight display; a plurality of second primary flight display inputs configured to receive physical inputs for the control of a second primary flight display; and a plurality of flight control inputs configured to receive physical inputs for the control of automated flight behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Leachman, Thomas B. Priest
  • Patent number: 10176412
    Abstract: Implantable transponders comprising no ferromagnetic parts for use in medical implants are disclosed herein. Such transponders may assist in preventing interference of transponders with medical imaging technologies. Such transponders may optionally be of a small size, and may assist in collecting and transmitting data and information regarding implanted medical devices. Methods of using such transponders, readers for detecting such transponders, and methods for using such readers are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Establishment Labs S.A.
    Inventors: Randolph Keith Geissler, Rudy A. Mazzocchi, Juan José Chacón Quirós