Patents Examined by Brian Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10685271
    Abstract: An integrated circuit is disclosed. The integrated circuit includes a UHF RFID tag physical layer that rectifies a UHF RFID signal acquired through a first antenna using a first rectifier to generate a first DC voltage, an NFC tag physical layer that rectifies an NFC signal acquired through a second antenna to generate a second DC voltage, a microcontroller unit, a non-volatile memory that stores data processed and data to be processed by the UHF RFID tag physical layer, and data processed and data to be processed by the NFC tag physical layer under control of the microcontroller unit, and a detector that detects a voltage input of one of the first DC voltage and the second DC voltage, and supplies the detected DC voltage to one of the UHF RFID tag physical layer and the NFC tag physical layer, the microcontroller unit, and the non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: 3A LOGICS Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Pyeong Han Lee, Kwang Beom Park, Sung Hun Chun, Chang Ho Ryu, Sung Wan Kim
  • Patent number: 10679497
    Abstract: Methods and systems for communicating between autonomous vehicles are described herein. Such communication may be performed for signaling, collision avoidance, path coordination, and/or autonomous control. A computing device may receive data for the same road segment from autonomous vehicles, including (i) an indication of a location within the road segment, and (ii) an indication of a condition of the road segment. The computing device may generate, from the data for the same road segment, an overall indication of the condition of the road segment, which may include a recommendation to vehicles approaching the road segment. Additionally, the computing device may receive a request from a computing device within a vehicle approaching the road segment to display vehicle data. The overall indication for the road segment may then be displayed on a user interface of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Blake Konrardy, Scott T. Christensen, Gregory Hayward, Scott Farris
  • Patent number: 10636282
    Abstract: Security system devices are configured to retrieve historic first sensor data acquired from a protected area in response to receiving a threat alarm notification from a peer security system that is related to an area monitored by the peer security system, wherein the protected area is different from and geographically separate from the area monitored by the peer security system. The system devise determines that a security threat is indicated for the protected area by assessing the retrieved selection of historic first sensor data as a function of a relation of the threat alarm notification from the peer security system to the protected area, wherein assessing the historic first sensor data without the function of the relation of the threat alarm notification from the peer security system to the protected area results in determining that the security threat is not indicated for the protected area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Luis Carlos Cruz Huertas, Rick A Hamilton, II, Ninad Sathaye, Edgar A. Zamora Duran
  • Patent number: 10599218
    Abstract: A system is provided that converts an input into one or more haptic effects using frequency shifting. The system receives an input signal. The system further performs a fast Fourier transform of the input signal. The system further shifts one or more frequencies of the transformed input signal to one or more frequencies within a shift-to frequency range. The system further performs an inverse fast Fourier transform of the frequency-shifted signal, where the inversely transformed signal forms a haptic signal. The system further generates the one or more haptic effects based on the haptic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Jamal Saboune, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10495755
    Abstract: Automobile ultrasonic detection method and a sensor are provided. Specifically, a plurality of microphones in the sensor are controlled to work cooperatively, and the microphones respectively transmit or receive detection signals to or from the outside by adopting different working frequencies in a mutually spaced working time sequence; and in a detection cycle of a single microphone, the sensor completes multiple times of detection to improve the detection response speed of the sensor. Through specific drive and control of the electronic circuit unit on the microphones with different frequencies, the detection response speed of the ultrasonic sensor can be greatly improved. The sensor applied to an automobile also further improves the driving safety of the automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Wuqiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10492686
    Abstract: Medical devices are provided, comprising a medical device and a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canary Medical Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Hunter, Douglas R. Holberg, Jeffrey M. Gross
  • Patent number: 10475255
    Abstract: A road toll system comprises a vehicle-mounted unit comprising a satellite navigation system implementing a position tracking function; transmitting means for transmitting position or route information to a remote server; and a unique identification device for attaching to the vehicle, and associated with the satellite navigation receiver. The road toll system function is enabled only when the identification device is present. The identification device comprises an electronic device which is adapted to alter by detachment or attempted detachment such as to prevent the road toll system function being enabled. This system increases the security of this type of system and makes fraudulent use of the system increasingly difficult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Telit Automotive Solutions NV
    Inventors: Michael M. P. Peeters, Jan L. R. M. Taelman, Frank C. H. Daems, Veroni Ballet
  • Patent number: 10467905
    Abstract: A parking place alert system may include an interface, and a controller configured to generate an alert to be displayed via the interface and identifying a set of available park assist features selected in response to an indication that an available parking place is of a user identified type that defines a desired vehicle orientation and position relative to other parked vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Erick Michael Lavoie, Miguel A. Bahena
  • Patent number: 10457145
    Abstract: Driver misuse of an automatic braking system is determined by comparing the amount of time that a vehicle moves rearwardly until it is stopped, to the amount of time after the last actuation of a brake pedal and when the vehicle is stopped. If the ratio of no brake applied time to the total reverse time is greater than a predetermined value, the automatic braking system is considered to have been misused. Each misuse occurrence increments a counter that is stored in a non-transitory memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ningsheng Qiao, Jeremy McClain, Diego German Canedo Texon, Berenice Sanvicente Herrera
  • Patent number: 10438031
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine motion parameters of physical objects using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags attached to the objects. In one embodiment, a method implemented in a radio frequency identification (RFID) system includes determining a motion parameter of the RFID tag based on detecting a Doppler frequency shift in a radio frequency signal received from the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10434980
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle seat belt system including: webbing that has one end anchored to one seat width direction side surface of a vehicle seat or to a vehicle body, and that restrains an occupant seated in the vehicle seat; a retractor to which another end of the webbing is engaged and that is configured to take up the webbing, the retractor being provided with a pretensioner which, when activated, pulls in the webbing; a buckle, with which a tongue plate attached to the webbing can be engaged; a force limiter that allows the buckle to move to thereby reduce a tensile load acting on the webbing due to activation of the pretensioner; and a warning section that is configured to utilize movement of the buckle resulting from the force limiter to notify the occupant of an abnormality that the force limiter has been activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Ohno, Makoto Sekizuka, Shigekazu Imanaka
  • Patent number: 10431093
    Abstract: One general aspect of the present disclosure includes a method for warning of collision avoidance. The method may include receiving, with at least one server, position and movement information from a remote client, forming a motion model of the client including a predicted position of the client at a future time, and determining whether an object will be in a proximity of the position of the client at the time. If the object will be in the proximity of the position of the client at the time, the method may include determining a probability of a collision between the client and the object at the time. If the probability meets a threshold, the method may include transmitting a collision avoidance signal to at least one of the client and the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Malgorzata Wiklinska, Gerhard Deuter
  • Patent number: 10413182
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to form a biometric based information communication system are described. In some examples, the biometric based information communication system comprises biomedical devices with sensing means, wherein the sensing means produces a biometric result. In some examples the biometric based information communication system may comprise a user device such as a smart phone paired in communication with the biomedical device. A biometric measurement result may trigger a communication of a biometric based information communication message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Jorge Gonzalez, Randall B. Pugh
  • Patent number: 10417884
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the invention relate to a monitoring system used for securing an environment being monitored by the monitoring system. More specifically, one or more embodiments of the invention include a monitoring system that performs methods for detecting an incident occurring in the monitored environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica Gilmartin, Hendrik Dahlkamp, Alexander William Teichman
  • Patent number: 10410530
    Abstract: A method for providing surface collision warning data onboard a first airport vehicle comprising an aircraft or other airport vehicle configured for ground-based travel, by a processor communicatively coupled to a system memory element, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Laxmi Kant, Mohan Gowda Chandrashekarappa, Umasurya Sykam
  • Patent number: 10373502
    Abstract: An advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) and method for a vehicle each utilize a driving scenario detection system configured to detect whether the vehicle is involved in a multiple turn lane driving scenario where the vehicle is in one of a plurality of neighboring turn lanes, a blind spot monitoring system comprising an object sensing device configured to detect one or more objects in one or more of the neighboring turn lanes and output a blind spot warning in response to detecting one or more objects in the one or more neighboring turn lanes, and a controller configured to, using the driving scenario detection system, detect that the vehicle is involved in the multiple turn lane driving scenario and, in response to detecting that the vehicle is involved in the multiple turn lane driving scenario, temporarily suppress the blind spot warning output by the blind spot monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventor: Peter Finnegan
  • Patent number: 10369067
    Abstract: The presence or absence of objects (e.g., medical implements, medical supplies) tagged with transponders may be determined in an environment in which medical procedures (e.g., surgery) are performed via an interrogation and detection system which includes a controller and a plurality of antennas positioned along a patient support structure. The antennas may, for example, be positioned along an operating table, bed, a mattress or pad or a sheet and may be radiolucent. Respective antennas may successively be activated to transmit interrogation signals. Multiple antennas may be monitored for responses from transponders to the interrogation signals. For example, all antennas other than the antenna that transmitted the most recent interrogation signal may be monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: William A. Blair, Bruce E. Barnes, David A. Poirier
  • Patent number: 10366590
    Abstract: Various arrangements for operating a smoke detector are presented. A voltage output by a light sensor of the smoke detector may be measured. A carbon monoxide concentration using a carbon monoxide sensor of the smoke detector may be determined. A smoke concentration using the voltage signal may also be determined. A smoke concentration warning threshold based on the determined carbon monoxide concentration may be determined. The determined smoke concentration may be compared to the smoke concentration warning threshold. A warning alarm may be generated in response to comparing the determined smoke concentration to the smoke concentration warning threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kishore Bajaj, Andrii Korchak
  • Patent number: 10343596
    Abstract: A turn signal modulation system is provided for controlling turn signals of a host vehicle. The turn signal modulation can include a vehicle braking sensor; a vehicle attitude sensor and a turn signal modulation circuit. The turn signal modulation circuit can include a communication receiver, communicatively coupled to receive information from the vehicle braking sensor and the vehicle attitude sensor; and a decision circuit with an input communicatively coupled to receive sensor information from the communication receiver. The sensor information can include information indicating an amount of braking force applied to the host vehicle and information indicating changes in vehicle attitude. The decision circuit may determine whether to actuate the turn signals using the amount of braking force applied to the host vehicle and the change in vehicle attitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Salem Bensalem
  • Patent number: 10323510
    Abstract: A method for recovering data from a downhole tool in a wellbore includes measuring an electromagnetic signal using first and second sensors. At least a portion of the electromagnetic signal is transmitted by a downhole tool positioned in a first wellbore. The first and second sensors are each positioned at a different location along a length of a second wellbore. The electromagnetic signal measured by the first and second sensors is decoded to recover a property measured by the downhole tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Luis Eduardo DePavia, Dean Homan, Robert Tennent, Gaelle Jannin, Liang Sun, Jiuping Chen