Patents Examined by Cal J Eustaquio
  • Patent number: 10932041
    Abstract: A method of outputting a warning indicative of potential migraine onset includes controlling a display of an electronic device to display, to a user, test stimuli of at least one spatial visual contextual test that is a perceptual analogue of centre-surround neuronal responses in human vision, and receiving, via an input device of the electronic device, at least one response of the user to the test stimuli. The method also includes processing the at least one response of the user to obtain test outcome data, and outputting a warning indication of potential migraine onset to the user if the test outcome data is outside an expected range for daily fluctuation in test outcome data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: The University of Melbourne, The University of Western Australia
    Inventors: Allison McKendrick, David Badcock
  • Patent number: 10922972
    Abstract: A method and a device for transmitting vehicle-based environment data of a transportation vehicle travelling on a predetermined section of a road to a backend device for collecting data records relating to the specified section of the road, wherein the backend includes a master data backend and a vehicle data backend that are independent of each other, including registration of the transportation vehicle with the actual vehicle identification number with the master data backend via a wireless communication, transmitting a pseudo-vehicle identification number that is different from the actual vehicle identification number to the transportation vehicle on the part of the master data backend, wherein the allocation of the pseudo-vehicle identification number to the actual vehicle identification number is known outside the transportation vehicle exclusively to the master data backend, and submitting data records or summaries of data records to the vehicle data backend using the pseudo-vehicle identification numbe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Stephan Max, Edson William Fangwa Nzeya
  • Patent number: 10916113
    Abstract: A portable item reporting device may be attached to a portable item, embedded within the portable item, or integrated into the portable item. The device is configured for sustained collocation with the portable item, and includes a sensor or sensors to locally monitor portable item environmental factors. The reporting device provides self-monitoring services for its associated portable item. The device can identify usage(s) or behavior(s), environmental context(s), or operational parameter(s) of the portable item. The reporting device is a generalized monitoring device which can be configured for use with and is adaptable to a wide variety of different portable items, for different users with varying intended uses for the portable item. The reporting device can be dynamically configured and adapted to identify and provide alerts for a wide variety of displaced conditions, that is, for problem conditions which are unique for a particular portable item, a particular user, and/or particular context of usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ImagiStar LLC
    Inventor: Steven Charles Oppenheimer
  • Patent number: 10916115
    Abstract: A wearable safety device is provided. The wearable safety device is adapted to detect wearer fall events and shock events and transmit automated notifications if such events have been detected. The wearable safety device utilizes an accelerometer or equivalent components to determine a rate of fall associated with a fall event and determine a magnitude of shock associated with a shock event. The accelerometer, transmission component and a microprocessor coupled to both is dimensioned and adapted to be woven between two layers of fabric by conductive thread, thereby enabling an ever present, wearable device to detect when the wearer has dangerously fallen and proactively request assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Jeff Daniel Grammer
  • Patent number: 10909865
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying and displaying alerts of air traffic by receiving input data to a processor of an aircraft wherein the input data comprises: distress, emergency, and special traffic data; generating, by a graphic device coupled to the processor, restricted and unrestricted airspace about the aircraft based the input data; displaying, by the graphic device, the restricted and unrestricted airspace on a display of the aircraft to view on a traffic map the restricted and unrestricted airspace for navigating the aircraft; and generating, by a graphic device coupled to the processor, restricted and unrestricted airspace about the aircraft based on the input data from an aircraft transponder, an emergency locator beacon and an ADS-B emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jayasenthilnathan Balasubramanian, Saravanakumar Gurusamy, Roger W. Burgin, Vamsi K Gundluru
  • Patent number: 10901117
    Abstract: A subsurface monitoring system and method is provided that includes a sensor array and a monitoring system in communication with the array. The sensor array may include several sensors, such as subsurface temperature sensors, water-level sensors, and oxidation reduction potential sensors may be disposed in a vertical and/or horizontal fence through the subsurface of the monitored site. The sensor array may measure, collect, and analyze the subsurface conditions and provide the measurements to a monitoring system. The monitoring system may provide access the measurements via a user interface for analysis of the measurements. In addition, the monitoring system may process the measurements to generate one or more graphs of information for better understanding of the conditions of the subsurface of the monitored site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Colorado State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Sale, Jay M. Ham, William Samuel Gallo, Kayvan Karimi Askarani, Zachary Scott Ferrie, Joseph Scalia, IV
  • Patent number: 10904397
    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: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Daniel Todd Kerzner
  • Patent number: 10897161
    Abstract: The wireless power transmission is a system for providing wireless charging and/or primary power to electronic/electrical devices via microwave energy. The microwave energy is focused to a location by a power transmitter having one or more adaptively-phased microwave array emitters. Rectennas within the device to be charged receive and rectify the microwave energy and use it for battery charging and/or for primary power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: OSSIA INC.
    Inventor: Hatem Zeine
  • Patent number: 10891863
    Abstract: An apparatus or system for monitoring a network communication system onboard a vehicle includes control circuitry configured to obtain location data for a plurality of vehicles within a geographic area, and generate graphical interface data representing a map of the geographic area and vehicle icons at positions on the map corresponding to respective geographic locations of associated vehicles. In response to user input associated with a vehicle icon, graphical interface data is generated representing a vehicle identifier and a trip identifier. In response to user input associated with the vehicle identifier, graphical interface data is generated representing the set of vehicle data, including communication service data for a communication service provided on the vehicle. In response to user input associated with the trip identifier, graphical interface data is generated representing the set of trip data, including communication service data related to a trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventor: Richard G Walsh
  • Patent number: 10891850
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to reducing replacing a desiccant cartridge based upon a condensation risk. In one example, first information corresponding to a current dew point within a sensor housing of a sensor and second information identifying temperature data corresponding to a predefined area where the sensor is projected to travel may be received. Based upon the first and second information a condensation risk corresponding to the likelihood of condensation forming within the sensor housing in the event it traveled within the predefined area based upon the current dew point and the temperature data may be determined. Based upon the determined condensation risk, an indication that a desiccant cartridge within the sensor housing should be replaced to reduce the current dew point and the condensation risk may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Darren Xinhang Chen, David Gordon Duff, Alexander Norton Meade
  • Patent number: 10885767
    Abstract: Techniques for locating and identifying mobile devices are described. According to various embodiments, an ambient sound signal may be detected using a microphone of a mobile device. Thereafter, it may be determined that the ambient sound signal corresponds to a predefined user query for assistance in locating the mobile device. For the, a predefined response sound corresponding to the predefined user query may be emitted, using a speaker of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil Vijay Thaker, Kamal Zamer, Jeremiah Joseph Akin, Joseph Vernon Paulson, IV, Praveen Nuthulapati, Jayasree Mekala
  • Patent number: 10882533
    Abstract: A drowsy driving management device includes: a processor configured to determine whether slow eye movement of a user occurs and whether there is no change in steering torque and to determine that the user drives while drowsy when the slow eye movement of the user occurs and when there is no change in the steering torque for a predetermined period of time; and a storage that stores information indicating whether the slow eye movement occurs and a result of determining whether there is no change in the steering torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Kwon Kim, Byoung Joon Lee, Sam Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10878680
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for an automated container kiosk. An apparatus includes a request module configured to receive a request over a data network to unlock a door of a container. An apparatus includes a payment module configured to determine whether one or more payment conditions is satisfied for one or more items within a container. An apparatus includes a security module configured to, in response to determining that one or more payment conditions is satisfied, receive unlock information for unlocking a door of a container and enable one or more security measures for monitoring activity within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Kevin Ball
  • Patent number: 10878684
    Abstract: The swimming pool safety device comprises a circuit board, one or more motion sensors, a wireless transceiver, a cover, and one or more batteries. The swimming pool safety device may monitor a swimming pool for motion. In the event that motion is detected, the swimming pool safety device may transmit an alert message to a remote monitoring point to warn of a potential drowning. As non-limiting examples, the remote monitoring point may be a smart device, a home security system, or both. In some embodiments, the swimming pool safety device may comprise a temperature sensor and may be able to transmit the temperature of the water to the remoting monitoring point. The swimming pool safety device may be left free-floating in the water or may be coupled to the pool using a wall attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Phillip Eller
  • Patent number: 10872516
    Abstract: A timing reminding method and reminding apparatus for a height-adjustable table. According to the method, by detecting whether a timing starting condition is currently achieved, detecting a posture of a user, and determining a reminding time and starting timing, the user can be reminded to adjust the use posture of the height-adjustable table conveniently and accurately in time. The timing reminding apparatus implements the above timing reminding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen Minicute Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenbin Zhu, Yifei Xie
  • Patent number: 10872693
    Abstract: A system for performing an apheresis procedure on a human subject includes an apheresis device configured to receive over a network donor information comprising donor-specific information and to receive over the network a plurality of parameters for an apheresis procedure. The apheresis device is further configured to receive a user input from a touch screen to confirm a donor based on the donor-specific information. The apheresis device is further configured to, in response to confirming the donor, proceed with an apheresis procedure operated according to the plurality of parameters, the apheresis procedure configured to draw whole blood from a human subject, separate at least one component from the whole blood, and return at least one other component of the whole blood to the donor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Case, Lan T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10864922
    Abstract: A wakefulness maintenance apparatus includes a presentation recording unit and a presentation execution unit. The presentation recording unit records in-vehicle presentation contents each including a corresponding one of scenes, an auditory stimulus action associated with the scene, and at least one stimulus action selected from a group of a visual stimulus action, a tactile stimulus action, and an olfactory stimulus action which are associated with the scene. The presentation execution unit executes, based on the in-vehicle presentation contents recorded in the presentation recording unit, an in-vehicle presentation including provision of: the auditory stimulus action associated with the scene, and the at least one stimulus action selected from the group of the visual stimulus action, tactile stimulus action, and olfactory stimulus action which are associated with the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satori Hachisuka, Masaru Kakizaki, Eiichi Okuno
  • Patent number: 10863074
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a communication unit that wirelessly communicates with an electronic apparatus present within a predetermined range, a detection unit that detects a wireless signal transmitted from the electronic apparatus at a predetermined frequency, and a control unit that performs a function to control the electronic apparatus via the communication unit. The control unit changes the predetermined frequency according to the state of the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuichi Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10839690
    Abstract: A communication device accurately reports the position a vehicle or a pedestrian with respect to a local vehicle and supports safer driving. The communication device is mounted on a moving body and includes a communication unit that receives communication information according to a preset communication condition, a determination unit that determines whether a service is provided in accordance with the received communication information and a display controller that displays display information needed to provide the service on a map displayed on a display unit, when the service is provided according to a result determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MICWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Takamura, Tomohiro Kitagawa, Kazuhiro Otsuki, Teruaki Koshiba, Yuya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10827928
    Abstract: An apparatus for real time monitoring of a patient is provided and includes a memory element for storing data, a processor that executes instructions associated with the data, an interface that receives sensor data from a sensor that takes measurements from the patient and sends the sensor data according to the sensor's measurement latency, a latency calculator that frequently calculates a latency threshold that varies according to at least a health status of the patient, a timer that continuously monitors the sensor's measurement latency, a comparator that frequently compares the sensor's measurement latency with the calculated latency threshold, and a feedback module that automatically changes the sensor's measurement latency to match with the calculated latency threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: VCCB HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: David Dyell, Christopher Rogowski, Scott Kahler, Jennifer Milan