Patents Examined by Carlos Garcia
  • Patent number: 11069167
    Abstract: An access control system is described along with a method for operating the system. In one example, a system and method are disclosed that provide a hands-free solution thereby enabling a user to walk through a door or portal with no stop in motion and limited to no interaction or user effort. Security of the system is still maintained even though user interactions are significantly decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Fredrik Einberg, Philip Hoyer, Julian Lovelock, Robert Rowe
  • Patent number: 11068893
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for decentralized authentication for autonomous vehicles and associated transactions. Example system includes a secure distributed network of servers including a biometrics server configured to authenticate a user using biometric data and generate a biometrics server authentication token when the user is authenticated, a transactional server configured to perform the transaction for the user upon receiving the biometrics server authentication token, the transactional server being further configured to generate a transactional server authentication token when the transaction is approved, and a mobility service server configured to receive both the biometrics server authentication token and the transactional server authentication token and provide access to the mobility service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Alexandra Taylor
  • Patent number: 11069164
    Abstract: A mobile device verification method for a facility includes the mobile device requesting authorization to permit entry to and/or exit from the facility, validating the mobile device request, and verifying, as a mobile device enters and exits the facility, that the mobile device is the mobile device whose authorization request was validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: VIZpin, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Bodell, Rosco Schock, Peter Dikeman
  • Patent number: 11064431
    Abstract: A sensing system generates location signals indicative of where an electrically-powered, mobile device is in a venue. A control system determines that the mobile device is at rest when the location signals are substantially the same for a predetermined period of time, processes the location signals to determine an accurate, current location of the mobile device in the venue when the mobile device is determined to be at rest, and controls the mobile device when determined to be at rest to operate in a low power mode in which the average electrical power consumption of the mobile device is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Russell E. Calvarese, Richard J. Lavery, Charles Lauria
  • Patent number: 11052873
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating an anti-theft system of a motor vehicle, comprising a communication system for near field communication and a storage device within a transmission and reception zone of the communication system. The mobile terminal is deposited in a control area in the interior compartment of the motor vehicle, the control area being located outside the transmission and reception zone. The deposited mobile terminal is connected to the communication system by a connecting device, which may, e.g., take the form of a cable, and a wired data communication connection is established. A control unit detects whether the data communication connection has been established with the mobile terminal by the connecting device and detects whether the mobile terminal is authorised to operate the anti-theft system, and depending on whether the authorisation has been detected, activates and/or deactivates a function of the anti-theft system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Claus-Peter Brückner
  • Patent number: 11049393
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating an orientation of a traffic participant. In one example, the system includes a sensor configured to detect a traffic participant and an electronic controller configured to receive a signal from the sensor, compare a location of the vehicle to a map of expected orientation of traffic participants to estimate an orientation of the traffic participant, perform a calculation based upon the signal from the sensor to estimate an orientation of the traffic participant if an expected orientation is not determined by the comparison of the location of the vehicle to the map of expected orientation of traffic participants, and generate a notification based upon the estimated orientation of the traffic participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver F. Schwindt, Tobias Berling
  • Patent number: 11033339
    Abstract: A system and apparatus is disclosed to automatically determine the identification and selected information relating to instruments. The identification information may be read or determined by various reader systems and then transferred for various purposes. The identification information may be stored on the instrument with a storage system or printing and/or recalled from a memory once the identification is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Moctezuma, Craig Drager, Joseph Thomas Cilke, Victor D. Snyder, Wei-Shyang Yang, Justin Kemp, Andrew Wald, Jerald Lamont Redmond, Shai Ronen, Nikhil Mahendra
  • Patent number: 11035694
    Abstract: A method of locating a water resource includes taking a first electronic device within a predetermined radius of a water resource; and associating owner contact information and coordinate location data of the water resource to the water resource. An online database stores the coordinate location data of the water resource, the owner of the water resource, and the owner contact information received from the first electronic device. A second electronic device displays on an electronic map the coordinate location data of the water resource within an area of the electronic map. The user of the second electronic device is informed, after selection of the water resource, the name of the owner of the water resource, the owner contact information of the water resource, and the coordinate location data of the water resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Cody J. Bakker, Thomas T. Traphagan
  • Patent number: 11027698
    Abstract: A loading determination system includes: a storage unit configured to store dimension information for each of a plurality of loading regions which is present in a vehicle, the dimension information being relevant to an upper limit of a dimension of a parcel which is able to be loaded in each of the loading regions; and a control unit configured to determine, based on the dimension information, whether a first parcel which is planned to be loaded is able to be loaded in the vehicle and output a determination result of whether the first parcel is able to be loaded, and first information relevant to a first loading region in which the first parcel is planned to be loaded when the first parcel is able to be loaded, the first loading region being included in the plurality of loading regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki Kaneichi, Kei Kanaoka, Shun Maeda, Yoshihiro Murozaki, Hiroko Tsujimura, Kuniaki Jinnai
  • Patent number: 11007390
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of checking the implementation of maintenance works in a fire extinguishing installation, wherein there is provided an identification (3) which contains a radio identification means, for example a transponder chip or an NFC tag which is fixedly connected to a unit (2) to be maintained so that the identification (3) cannot be non-destructively removed from the unit to be maintained, wherein the identification (3) contains data of the unit (2) to be maintained and wherein the unit to be maintained is part of the fire extinguishing installation and has to be uninstalled for maintenance, wherein there is provided a reading unit (8) with which the identification of the unit (2) to be maintained and the data thereof are read and wherein the identification (3) is arranged concealed or shielded on the unit (2) to be maintained in such a way that the data of the identification cannot be read with the reading unit (8) when the unit (2) to be maintained is in the non-uninstalled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Minimax GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Joachim Böke
  • Patent number: 11010853
    Abstract: A server device includes a processor configured to i) acquire vehicle information when a delivery request is made; ii) acquire predetermined authentication information for unlocking and locking a door of a vehicle, based on the acquired vehicle information; iii) transmit the acquired predetermined authentication information to a delivery terminal; and iv) to acquire predetermined proof information for proving that a user of the vehicle is a rightful recipient of a delivery article, by communicating with a user terminal. The processor is configured to transmit the acquired predetermined authentication information to the delivery terminal, on a condition that the predetermined proof information is acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasumasa Kobayashi, Ryuichi Suzuki, Yuki Ito, Hiroyasu Shiokawa, Naoki Yamamuro, Makoto Akahane
  • Patent number: 11005529
    Abstract: A fuseless switch for a cross phase of a power line communication (PLC) network includes a movable contactor, a switch, an electromagnetic tripper, a base and a microcontroller. The microcontroller further includes a low-voltage coupler electrically connected to a first ground line of the first circuit connection terminal and a second ground line of the second circuit connection terminal, so that a network connection signal can cross phases to complete the transmission of information. When a PLC network signal passes through the fuseless switch, the signal proceeds from the low-voltage coupler without being affected or attenuated by the original fuseless switch circuit, so as to overcome the issue of transmitting signals through the power line to other circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Yen-Po Chen
  • Patent number: 11004285
    Abstract: A processing device includes a control unit configured to perform: identifying a user when the user enters a vehicle and performing a process of guaranteeing a boarded state of the user while the user is in the vehicle; receiving information on a predetermined procedure for performing an authentication process from the user; and transmitting user information which is required for performing the predetermined procedure as information on the user of whom the boarded state in the vehicle is guaranteed to an external device that is installed at a first place for the predetermined procedure in a state in which the boarded state of the user is guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihiro Murakami, Katsuhiko Sakakibara, Makoto Matsushita, Junya Sato, Kiyonori Yoshida, Tae Sugimura, Takashi Hayashi, Jun Endo
  • Patent number: 11006544
    Abstract: A system to facilitate automatic data center assembly is described. The system includes a first enclosure, including a first set of components, each component including a component manager to perform a component function and a first enclosure manager, communicatively coupled to each component manager, to perform a discovery of each of the first set of components and discover one or more adjacent enclosures coupled to the enclosure via link cables. The system also includes a system manager to automatically discover the first enclosure via the first enclosure manager and discover each of the first set of plurality of components via an associated component manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Montgomery Carl McGraw
  • Patent number: 10993872
    Abstract: A method for providing information to a user, preferably including: determining environmental information; determining a set of features based on the information; determining output parameters based on the features; and controlling a sensory output system to generate outputs based on the output parameters. A sensory output device, preferably including a plurality of sensory output actuators. A system for providing information to a user, preferably including one or more: sensory output devices, sensors, and computing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NeoSensory, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Novich, David Eagleman, Michael Vincent Perrotta
  • Patent number: 10994351
    Abstract: A dust collector in one aspect of the present invention comprises a dust collection portion, a communication portion, and an interlock operation control portion. When the communication portion receives an interlock command transmitted from an electric working machine, the interlock operation control portion makes the dust collection portion operate interlocking with the electric working machine. The interlock operation control portion includes a storage portion, in which identification information specific to the electric working machine with which the dust collection portion is to be made to perform the interlock operation is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hitoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10997383
    Abstract: A smart driver system for electrochromic devices is provided. The system includes at least one smart driver having one or more processors, memory and a communication module. The at least one smart driver is configurable to couple to or integrate with one or more smart windows having electrochromic devices. The at least one smart driver is configurable to input identification information from a plurality of self-identifying components of a smart window system, including the one or more smart windows, and to self-initialize or self-adjust a plurality of operating parameters for operation of the self-identifying components in accordance with the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: KINESTRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Wally Barnum, Doug Brainard, Steve Coffin, Paul Nagel
  • Patent number: 10996900
    Abstract: An implementation of a system disclosed herein includes a control board including multiple cartridge slots and hardware for coupling each of the multiple cartridge slots to an associated storage cartridge. The system further includes multiple voice coil motor (VCM) actuator components mounted to the control board, each one of the multiple VCM actuator configured to contribute to an electromagnetic interaction that drives movement of an actuator arm within a storage cartridge coupled to one of the multiple cartridge slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Riyan A. Mendonsa, Brett R. Herdendorf, Jon D. Trantham
  • Patent number: 10988115
    Abstract: Systems and methods providing vehicle access using identified biometric data are provided herein. An example method includes storing a first biometric input for a user in a database; receiving a ride reservation from the user, the ride reservation having at least a pickup location; activating a biometric input device associated with a vehicle when the vehicle arrives at the pickup location to obtain a second biometric input for the user; authenticating the user by comparing the first biometric input with the second biometric input; and granting access to the vehicle when the first biometric input substantially matches the second biometric input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Gordon, Connie Zeng
  • Patent number: 10991184
    Abstract: Disclosed are a device enabling coffee preparing apparatus to provide user with ordered coffee and method for operating same, which may enable the coffee preparing apparatus to block a user other than an orderer from picking up the prepared coffee and provide the prepared coffee to the orderer by generating identification information matched to a coffee order requested from each of user terminals to enable picking-up of the coffee corresponding to the coffee order, transmitting the identification information matched to the coffee order requested from each of the user terminals to each of the user terminals, transmitting an identification information input request message to a user terminal requesting a coffee order corresponding to a coffee preparation completion message from the coffee preparing apparatus, comparing identification input from a user of the user terminal in response to the identification information input request message with identification information transmitted to the user terminal, and req
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DAL.KOMM CO., LTD
    Inventors: Sungwon Jee, Youngseok Kang, Woobeom Heo