Patents Examined by Curtis A. Kuntz
  • Patent number: 11128934
    Abstract: A power monitoring device is configured to monitor the aspects of power being supplied to an RV at an RV park. The power monitoring device communicates wirelessly to a remote device of a user to provide information about the power supplied by the park. The user can set limits of various power aspects. If aspects of the power supplied are out of compliance with the limits a notification of such may be delivered to the user's remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Hughes Autoformers, LLC
    Inventor: Pat Thomas
  • Patent number: 11127545
    Abstract: A keyboard device includes a substrate and keycaps disposed on the substrate. The substrate includes a long slit and an elastic bridge component. The long slit divides the substrate into a first plate having a first side edge and a second plate having a second side edge opposite to the first side edge. A gap is between the first side edge and the second side edge. The elastic bridge component is connected between the first side edge and the second side edge. The first plate is movable relative to the second plate. The first side edge includes two first bridge connections. The second side edge includes two second bridge connections. The elastic bridge component includes a first elastic bar connected between the first bridge connections, a second elastic bar connected between the second bridge connections, and a connecting member connected between the first elastic bar and the second elastic bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Horiuchi, Chia-Hsin Chen, Chi-Hung Cheng
  • Patent number: 11122345
    Abstract: A universal metering cabinet (UMC) apparatus comprises an input/output (I/O) interface configured to receive at least two data streams, each of the at least two data streams received from one of at least two sensors, and each of the at least two data streams having a different connectivity protocol. The UMC further comprises a customizable programmable interface coupled with the I/O interface and configured to convert the connectivity protocol of each of the at least two data streams into a same uniform connectivity protocol. A method comprises receiving, from the UMC, at least one data stream that includes data from at least two sensors, and receiving, from at least one server, data related to an environment around the at least two sensors. The method further comprises performing data cleansing on the data stream and the data to generate validated data and performing prognostic modeling on the validated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Bragg
  • Patent number: 11115475
    Abstract: Implantable and wearable devices and system for transmitting signals ultrasonically through biological tissue are implemented based on an Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) platform software and hardware architecture. The devices are size-, energy-, and resource-constrained and implement ultrasonic communication protocols and communicate with each other through ultrasound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Tommaso Melodia, Giuseppe Enrico Santagati
  • Patent number: 11108394
    Abstract: A method for assembling an electro-permanent magnet (EPM) key assembly of an information handling system may comprise disposing a pair of scissor plate mounts framed onto a base contact assembly upward through a cap support plate opening within a cap support plate comprising a printed circuit board with pressure sensors to record keystrokes for mounting the EPM key assembly, operably connecting the base contact assembly to the cap support plate, disposing a ferromagnetic flange operably coupled to rotate with at least one scissor plate about a hinge downward through the cap support plate opening, operably connecting the pair of scissor plates to the base contact assembly such that each of the pair of scissor plates may rotate away from one another in the presence of downward force on a key cap, and situating the key cap atop the pair of scissor plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventor: Jason S. Morrison
  • Patent number: 11096023
    Abstract: A storage medium storing a data collecting program for making a process performed, the process includes identifying a data obtainment target period and a plurality of areas based on a request from a user, extracting a plurality of apparatuses present in each area in each time frame as a data obtainment unit of the period, assigning, for each set of the time frame and the area, an apparatus as a collection source of a data block corresponding to the set of the time frame and the area based on a given condition from among the extracted plurality of apparatuses, and collecting the data block from the apparatus assigned as the collection source for each set of the time frame and the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Kento Ikkaku
  • Patent number: 11095960
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a water meter and leak detection system with a collection node and optional remotely located communication hub. The collection node is attached to a water supply within a public or private building with wireless or wire capability to communicate with one or more remote communication hubs, routers or other wireless equipment that provide internet access. A cell phone or smart phone or other remote display and/or recording apparatus is available for viewing water parameter data by the commercial owner, occupier or home/apartment/condominium resident. The water use and water energy use monitoring water meter and leak detection system collection node that includes a CPU/microprocessor/microcontroller, water flow sensor, wireless low power long-range type wireless communication means and power source, an antenna and optionally includes a power generation module, a pressure sensor for detecting small leak conditions, a temperature sensor, and one or more water quality sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Edward Klicpera
  • Patent number: 11094483
    Abstract: Keyboards, input devices, and related systems include key mechanisms with keycaps and actuators that provide adjustable feedback in response to user input. The actuators are controllable to provide variable tactile force or audible feedback that is dependent upon the user input. Encoders are able to transduce a location or relative position of a keycap as it is being pressed over time, and a signal is provided to actuators to cause them to provide feedback corresponding to the position of the keycap as it moves. The feedback can change the feel or sound of the keycap based on the keycap positions, time of operation, velocity, user identity, and other factors. Thus, the feel or sound of a keyboard or related input device can be adjusted electronically for efficient testing and increased user customization and feedback modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: John A. Poncella, Daniel A. Greenberg, Thomas R. Matzinger
  • Patent number: 11089957
    Abstract: A sensor (1) including: an acquisition unit (11) which can acquire patient identification information so that a patient can be identified by the acquired patient identification information; a storage unit (12) which stores the patient identification information acquired by the acquisition unit (11); a detection unit (13) which can detect vital information of the patient; an association unit (14) which associates the patient identification information stored in the storage unit (12), with the vital information; and a transmission unit (15) which can transmit the vital information including the associated patient identification information, to a bedside monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihito Konno, Hirohiko Ikeya
  • Patent number: 11094176
    Abstract: A state indicating device, which is adapted in an electronic device, includes a state detecting circuit, a controller, a driving circuit, and an LED device. The state detecting circuit is configured to detect an operation state of the electronic device to generate a detection signal. The controller generates a control signal according to the detection signal. The driving circuit generates a driving signal according to the control signal. The LED device displays an indication state according to the driving signal, in which the indication state is configured to indicate the operation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Ting Lu, Tai-Hsin Chu
  • Patent number: 11089743
    Abstract: System and method for quantifying qualitative turf conditions as they relate to turf performance and health. In an embodiment, data is collected about turf condition using a turf analysis device. The data collected about the conditions may be used to generate condition-based turf stress indexes that may be used to generate an overall a Turf Performance Indicator (TPI). Such collections are calculated through a unique quantitative mathematical equation resulting in a measurable quotient that is used to assess overall turf performance qualities on a relative scale over time. Using an integrated Global Positioning System (GPS), the TPI measurements can be used to identify overall property conditions and zone specific conditions within that property. Such analysis is viewed with visual analysis methods using a cloud based system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun Kit Chan, Michael Kuvelas, Carmen Magro, Scott South
  • Patent number: 11087627
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for communicating between a bicycle and a vehicle to prevent vehicle open door accidents is provided. The present invention may include determining, by a bicycle device, a bicycle is in a stationary state. The present invention may then include sending, by the bicycle device, a request to a user to confirm that the bicycle is in the stationary state. The present invention may further include receiving, from the user, a response to the sent request, wherein the user confirms that the bicycle is in an active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco P. Crasso, Jeronimo Irazabal
  • Patent number: 11080992
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to gas detector connectivity devices, for example a dongle, to allow for continuous communication of real-time data between a gas detector and a central station. Dongle embodiments typically comprise an IR transceiver, a processor, a wireless interface device, a power source, and a means of attachment. Such dongle embodiments, and their related methods of operation, may allow for retrofitting of legacy gas detectors to provide wireless capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kirk William Johnson, Jacob Thomas Spector, Andrew Nilsson, Dean Ford
  • Patent number: 11056217
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating health research by utilizing one or more wearable sensor devices with a research mode are provided herein. Systems include a wearable sensor device that can pair with a first portable computing device of a user and a second computing device of a researcher in a first and second pairing, respectively. The wearable sensor device obtains one or more health parameters of a user. In one aspect, the wearable sensor device communicates research related and non-research related health information to the first computing device via the first pairing link and communicates only research related health information to the second computing device via the second pairing link. Methods for pairing one or more wearable sensor devices with one or more research computing devices and switching between operating modes to provide additional research related features are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11045139
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides alert implants that comprise a medical device and an implantable reporting processor (IRP), where one example of such a medical device includes a component for a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) such as a tibial extension, a femoral component for hip replacements, a breast implant, a distal rod for arm or leg breakage repair, a scoliosis rod, a dynamic hip screw, a spinal interbody spacer, and tooling and methods that may be used to form the alert implant, and uses of such alert implants in the health maintenance of patients who receive the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Canary Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Bailey, Douglas Bensch, Douglas Brajer, Fred Cushner, Aimee L. Desaki, Jeffrey M. Gross, Winslow T. Harte, Nicholas H. Helseth, David A Herrin, William L. Hunter, Dermot Keenan, George A. Morales, Shane Murphy, Stephen Raitt, Thomas Snopek, Curtis Troupe
  • Patent number: 11049189
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for identifying a property usage type based upon sensor data includes, with customer permission or affirmative consent, receiving data generated by various sensors; generating a report that includes a listing of events recorded by each sensor; analyzing data from the report to determine a property usage type score; receiving data regarding types and levels of insurance coverage associated with the property usage type score; receiving data derived from a homeowner's insurance policy; comparing the types and levels of insurance coverage associated with the property usage type score with the types and levels of insurance coverage from the homeowner's current insurance policy; and transmitting a message to the homeowner to update their insurance policy if there are differences between (i) the insurance coverage that the homeowner has, and (ii) the insurance coverage the homeowner should have based upon the property usage type score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Rajiv Shah, Michael S. Jacob, Sripriya Sundararaman, Jeffrey D. Hevrin, Jeffrey G. Kinsey, Phillip Sangpil Moon, EllaKate LeFebre, Sunish Menon, Jeffrey W. Stoiber, James Dykeman, Erin Olander, Lucas Allen
  • Patent number: 11037743
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a keyboard PC includes a processor, a foldable keyboard, a housing, and an output terminal. The foldable keyboard comprises a first keyboard part and a second keyboard part. The housing that encloses the processor comprises a first housing part and a second housing part. The first housing part comprises the first keyboard part. The second housing part comprises the second keyboard part. The first housing part and the second housing part are configured to be opened or closed relative to one another by folding the housing. The output terminal supplies an image signal output from the processor to a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Dynabook Inc.
    Inventors: Masanori Nakano, Shigenobu Sato
  • Patent number: 11030900
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and a method for automatically controlling a vehicle F in a traffic network, comprising a central unit which provides respective envelopes EHi of a number I of flat geographical sub-regions TBi of the traffic network, as well as an assigned attribute Ki for each of the geographical sub-regions TBi, wherein the attribute Ki indicates the intensity of a risk posed to the vehicle F itself and/or to objects arranged in the sub-region TBi if the vehicle F should enter the respective geographical sub-region TBi, the central unit and the vehicle F being designed and set up to communicate data, the vehicle F featuring: a first unit for determining the current position POSF of the vehicle F in the traffic network, a second unit for determining the distance dEH*(POSF) of the vehicle F from the envelope EH* of the sub-region TB* closest to the position POSF, and a third unit for carrying out automatic control interventions SEG in the longitudinal and/or transversal control or regulation
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
    Inventors: Robert Klarner, Hartmut Runge
  • Patent number: 11020001
    Abstract: An ultrasonic communication system and method provide a networking framework for wearable devices based on ultrasonic communications. The ultrasonic communication system and method incorporate a set of physical, data link, network and application layer functionalities that can flexibly adapt to application and system requirements to efficiently distribute information between ultrasonic wearable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Tommaso Melodia, Giuseppe Enrico Santagati
  • Patent number: 11017480
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for identifying a property usage type based upon sensor data includes, with customer permission or affirmative consent, receiving data generated by various sensors; generating a report that includes a listing of events recorded by each sensor; analyzing data from the report to determine a property usage type score; receiving data regarding types and levels of insurance coverage associated with the property usage type score; receiving data derived from a homeowner's insurance policy; comparing the types and levels of insurance coverage associated with the property usage type score with the types and levels of insurance coverage from the homeowner's current insurance policy; and transmitting a message to the homeowner to update their insurance policy if there are differences between (i) the insurance coverage that the homeowner has, and (ii) the insurance coverage the homeowner should have based upon the property usage type score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Rajiv Shah, Michael S. Jacob, Sripriya Sundararaman, Jeffrey D. Hevrin, Jeffrey G. Kinsey, Phillip Sangpil Moon, Ellakate LeFebre, Sunish Menon, Jeffrey W. Stoiber, James Dykeman, Erin Olander, Lucas Allen