Patents Examined by Cal J Eustaquio
  • Patent number: 11904869
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes an arithmetic processor. The arithmetic processor receives captured image information representing a captured image obtained by capturing an image of a subject and generates notification information representing a particular notification content depending on a condition of the subject. The arithmetic processor includes a first arithmetic processor and a second arithmetic processor. The first arithmetic processor obtains a condition quantity by quantifying the condition of the subject by reference to the captured image information and based on a parameter about a human activity status. The second arithmetic processor selects, according to the condition quantity, the particular notification content from contents of notification classified into N stages, where N is an integer equal to or greater than three.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Nuvoton Technology Corporation Japan
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Shimizu, Seiji Matsui, Naoya Tomoda, Fumihito Nakajima, Tomohiko Kanemitsu, Takuya Asano, Norihiro Imanaka, Seigo Suguta, Masanori Hirofuji
  • Patent number: 11904770
    Abstract: An audio notification system for an autonomous vehicle (AV) determines that the AV is within range of a user and emits a sound though a speaker of the AV to notify that the user that the vehicle has arrived. The audio notification system may include a sensor for sensing that the user has accessed the AV, and turns off the sound in response to the user accessing the AV. The audio notification may be generated according to one or more audio options, e.g., volume, pitch, or audio pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: GM CRUISE HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Galliano, III, Arun A. Mathews, Charlotte Blanc, Pratik Palnitkar, Jacqueline Mary Shannon, Timothy Jon Meador
  • Patent number: 11904881
    Abstract: An HMI control device is configured to control an HMI device mounted in a vehicle, which is capable of performing an autonomous driving as a first task. The HMI control device is configured to: acquire a possible duration for the autonomous driving; and present, by the HMI device, a second task that an occupant on a driver's seat is able to start executing during the autonomous driving based on the possible duration acquired by the time acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Ota, Asako Nagata, Takeshi Yamamoto, Shizuka Yokoyama, Takuya Kume, Kazuki Kojima
  • Patent number: 11908323
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring a network communication system onboard a vehicle comprises a network interface and control circuitry. The control circuitry is configured to obtain location data indicating geographic locations of a plurality of vehicles within a geographic area, generate a first interface comprising a first portion and a second portion, and generate first graphical interface data within the first portion of the first interface. The first graphical interface data represents a map of the geographic area and a plurality of vehicle icons. Each of the plurality of vehicle icons is selectable via user input and at a position on the map corresponding to a respective geographic location of one of the plurality of vehicles. The control circuitry is further configured to generate second graphical interface data within the second portion of the first interface. The second graphical interface data represents vehicle identifiers for the plurality of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventor: Richard G Walsh
  • Patent number: 11885218
    Abstract: Downhole telemetry systems and related methods to adaptively adjust pulse waveform width through digitally controlled pulsing parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Joni Polili Lie, Mukul M. Agnihotri, Faisal Shah
  • Patent number: 11862331
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed, comprising a detector unit comprising a detector configured to detect an actuation action performable via the detector unit to an actuation button of a medical device to cause the medical device to eject at least a portion of a medicament comprised in the medical device. The detector is configured to detect the actuation action based on a detection of a force and/or a touch applied to the detector unit as part of the actuation action. The apparatus further comprises an electric unit connected to the detector and configured to store and/or provide information related to the detected actuation action. Furthermore, an according method and a computer program for controlling this method are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Jasmin Groeschke, Hanno Juhnke, Jan-Peter Spengler, Matthias Scharf, Christoph Dette, Michael Schrack, Olaf Zeckai
  • Patent number: 11860264
    Abstract: A ranging apparatus of an embodiment is a ranging apparatus adopting communication type ranging by a phase detection scheme. The ranging apparatus including: a transmitting circuit configured to be able to transmit by a plurality of channels used for data communication and configured to transmit a transmission signal obtained by modulating transmission data; and a control circuit configured to control the transmission circuit to cause a plurality of continuous waves having mutually different frequencies to be generated in a same channel as continuous waves used for ranging by the phase detection scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yoshida, Masaki Nishikawa, Shoji Ootaka, Katsuya Nonin, Masayoshi Oshiro
  • Patent number: 11837067
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for facilitating operations. In some examples, computer systems provide indications that educate and/or guide users for performing an operation. In some examples, computer systems perform a first operation based on a first type of user input corresponding to a first hardware input device and perform a second operation based on a second type of user input corresponding to the first hardware input devices. In some examples, computer systems adjust audio output of an emergency siren based on detecting a particular type of event. In some examples, computer systems display different types and/or sizes of notifications based on an operating mode of a respective computer system. In some examples, computer systems forgo performing one or more operations when a respective computer system operates in a low power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Paul T. Nixon, Kevin M. Lynch
  • Patent number: 11837363
    Abstract: A computing device for remotely engaging and managing a patient environment displays a video feed of a patient environment, and provides user inputs that, when selected, allow a caregiver to remotely change a condition in the patient environment. Access to the user inputs is restricted based on at least one of a distance between the computing device and the patient environment, credentials of the caregiver, and a condition of a patient in the patient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten M. Emmons, Richard H. Heimbrock, Phillip Kuhn, David L. Ribble, Sandra Shuster, Dan R. Tallent, Pauline Wong, Lori Ann Zapfe
  • Patent number: 11837357
    Abstract: A system and method for collecting plasma includes drawing whole blood from a donor, combining anticoagulant with the whole blood from the donor, separating the whole blood into a plasma product and a second blood component and sending the plasma product to a collection container. A controller receives parameters over a network from a remote computer, receives a user input to confirm the a parameter and/or procedure, determines a target volume for plasma product and/or raw plasma based on the parameters and, in response to confirming the donor, controls the system to collect the plasma using draw and return phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Case, Lan T. Nguyen, Amit J. Patel, Samantha M. Planas, Walter T. Watts, Kyungyoon Min, Daniel R. Boggs
  • Patent number: 11830336
    Abstract: The present invention includes a healthcare system for capturing and maintaining patient healthcare records and employing information in the records to proactively alert hospital workers to a condition that places patient health at risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: Richard C. Mayoras, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11825147
    Abstract: An entertainment device initiates a configuration process of a controlling device in response to a change in an audio visual entertainment system configuration in which at least one of a plurality devices is connected to the entertainment device as an audio and/or visual source and at least one of the plurality of devices is connected to the entertainment device as an audio and/or visual output destination for the entertainment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 11813060
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a system for performing biometric evoked response monitoring and feedback for a vehicle is provided. The system includes a plurality of sensors and at least one controller. The plurality of sensors may be positioned about a main cabin of the vehicle and each sensor is configured to provide a first signal indicative of a measured electromagnetic characteristic of an anatomical feature of a driver for the vehicle in response to an alert being issued to the driver. The at least one controller is configured to receive the first signal and to determine a stimulus response and an attentiveness response of the driver based on the measured electromagnetic characteristic of the anatomical feature of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Gallagher, Francesco Migneco, Arjun Yetukuri, Marie-Eve Cote
  • Patent number: 11818582
    Abstract: Communication enabled circuit breakers and circuit breaker panels are described. Methods associated with such communication enabled circuit breakers and circuit breaker panels are also described. A circuit breaker panel may include a circuit breaker controller and one or more communication enabled circuit breakers. Two-way wireless communication is possible between the circuit breaker controller and the one or more communication enabled circuit breakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Adam Kevelos, Alfred J. Lombardi, Michael Ostrovsky, Paul Soccoli
  • Patent number: 11814953
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an apparatus, a system, and a method for detecting and indicating the operational position of a valve of wellsite equipment. The apparatus comprises a mount portion and a housing portion. The mount is operatively coupled to a non-moving part of the valve and the housing portion is configured to receive a sensor therewithin. The sensor is configured to detect the position of a moving part of the valve and to provide an output signal indicative of the position of the moving part of the valve. The position of the moving part of the valve is indicative of the operational position of the valve. The system comprises one or more such apparatus for detecting and indicating the operational position of one or more valves on a wellsite or well pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Intelligent Wellhead Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Duncan, Murad Mohammad, Lindsey William Harper
  • Patent number: 11801856
    Abstract: An electronic control device is mounted on a vehicle having a sensor, and includes: a storage unit that stores a control history in which a vehicle control condition and an actual number of measurement times of the vehicle control condition are associated with each other, the vehicle control condition being a condition for performing an arbitrary vehicle control operation for each position; a position specifying unit that specifies a position of the vehicle; a determination unit that determines a current sensor capability that is a current capability of the sensor; and a selection unit that selects, from the storage unit, the vehicle control condition having the largest actual number among the vehicle control conditions that have a position within a predetermined distance from the position specified by the position specifying unit and that can be determined by the current sensor capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyohiro Obara
  • Patent number: 11794770
    Abstract: The disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for evaluating a driving environment of a vehicle for hearing impairment conditions, detecting a request related to hearing impairment conditions, activating an accessibility mode in response to the request based on the hearing impairment condition, the accessibility mode providing sensory aids in response to the hearing impairment conditions, and altering vehicle motion to enable driver attention to the driving environment. The detecting the request related to hearing impairment conditions includes receiving a driver request for accessibility, a predetermined setting implementing a driver profile indicating a request for accessibility, and an alert from a drivers assisted technology system using artificial intelligence (AI) that the driving environment has hearing impairment conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Noha Ghannam, Clara Bennie, Cheri Hansen
  • Patent number: 11779216
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for providing interactive electronic treatment assistance for benign prostatic hyperplasia and advanced prostate cancer are disclosed. The methods can include automatically sending, by a disease and disorder treatment device, an electronic pathway sign-up link to a smart mobile device. The method can include sending a plurality of inquiries about the BPH condition and/or the advanced prostate cancer condition, to the smart mobile device. The method can include receiving a plurality of patient responses from the smart mobile device. The method can include processing and storing the plurality of patient responses. The method can include providing, by the disease and disorder treatment device, patient education about various treatment therapies for advanced prostate cancer. The method can include automatically monitoring a patient having the advanced prostate cancer condition during the various treatment therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Rogue Medical Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Brady R. Walker, David S. DiMarco, Connie S. DiMarco
  • Patent number: 11780459
    Abstract: A vehicle driving support device issues an alert to notify a driver of a vehicle that there is a possibility of occurrence of a situation in which the vehicle is not able to travel along a lane. The vehicle driving support device issues an alert when an alert condition that a rate of increase in a lateral acceleration of the vehicle is equal to or larger than a predetermined rate of increase is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaaki Honda
  • Patent number: 11785146
    Abstract: Techniques are described for enabling a service administrator to respond to a detected doorbell press at a property when an authorized user is unavailable to respond. In some implementations, a determination that a doorbell press has been detected at a property is made. Video data collected by a doorbell device of the property is obtained in response to determining that the doorbell press has been detected at the property. Sensor data collected by one or more sensors of a monitoring system located within the property is obtained in response to determining that the doorbell press has been detected at the property. A present security risk for the property is determined based at least on the obtained sensor data and the obtained video data. A communication session between the doorbell device and a server system associated with the monitoring system of the property is established in response to determining the present security risk for the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Daniel Todd Kerzner