Patents Examined by Curtis Kuntz
  • Patent number: 11830373
    Abstract: Methods and system for alerting descent with respect to at least one of minimum sector altitude, minimum safe altitude and terrain clearance floor in an aircraft. The methods and systems receive at least one of a minimum sector altitude value, a minimum safe altitude value and a terrain clearance floor value based on a flight plan of the aircraft or a location of the aircraft. A movement trajectory of the aircraft is predicted. The aircraft predicted movement trajectory is evaluated with respect to the at least one of the minimum sector altitude value, the minimum safe altitude value and the terrain clearance floor value. An alert is output when the evaluation predicts convergence of the aircraft predicted movement trajectory and the at least one of the minimum sector altitude value, the minimum safe altitude value and the terrain clearance floor value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Rajesh Chaubey, Ratan Khatwa
  • Patent number: 11826174
    Abstract: A patient monitoring device includes an ECG sensor coupled to a patient, a sensor coupled to the patient and configured to detect bio-vibrational signals, and a radio frequency monitoring device configured to produce information responsive to electromagnetic energy reflected from the patient's thoracic cavity. A processor processes the ECG signals, the bio-vibrational signals, and the radio frequency information to generate a plurality of physiological parameters of the patient. The processor also performs at least one of a predictive analysis and a trend analysis of the plurality of physiological parameters to determine a current clinical condition of the patient. The trend analysis includes determining a substantial relationship between changes in the plurality of physiological parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Kent Volosin, Gary A. Freeman
  • Patent number: 11816971
    Abstract: A system, wearable device and management device provided for predicting a flashover event. According to one aspect of the disclosure, a wearable device for predicting a flashover event is provided. The wearable device includes at least one thermal sensor configured to generate thermal data associated with an environment, and processing circuitry configured to: determine a risk of ignition of at least one combustible gas in the environment based on the thermal data, and trigger at least one action based on the determined risk of ignition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew Long, Panagiotis D. Stanitsas, Jerome Shanko, Jr., Wesley M. Barbee, Matthew M. Shettel, Matthew Shannon, Johnathan R. Graves, James W. Howard, James B. Snyder, James L. C. Werness, Jr., Jason Patterson, Ravi Raagav Srinivas, Payas Tikotekar
  • Patent number: 11817799
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for acoustic transmission via tubular are provided. A transceiver comprises a piezoelectric transducer; a switch coupled to the piezoelectric transducer; a charge mode receiver coupled to the switch; and a transmitter coupled to the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Joachim Alexander Pihl
  • Patent number: 11810434
    Abstract: A smart sensor early warning notification system. Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide for a smart sensor early warning notification system comprising a smart sensor coupled to a door and configured to detect one or more unauthorized access events, including sawing, blunt force and other atypical vibrations to the door. A smart sensor may be communicably engaged with a local alarm to communicate sensor data received at the smart sensor. The local alarm may be configured to process the sensor data received from the smart sensor and trigger an alarm event and/or notification or pre-event detection alert in response to the sensor data. A door controller may be configured to send different pulses or messages to indicate the type of alarm event to an alarm management server and/or access control servers via public/private cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Security Enhancement Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Frank Trapani, Philip J. Ufkes, Steven J. Malone, David Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11787242
    Abstract: Embodiments included herein are directed towards systems and methods for tire pressure monitoring. Embodiments may include transmitting a first Bluetooth Low Energy (“BLE”) event at a Phase Auto-Location (“PAL”) block associated with a vehicle electronic control unit (“ECU”). Embodiments may further include generating a random number to be used for an inter-event delay associated with a BLE system, wherein the inter-event delay includes a fixed time and a randomized delay. Embodiments may also include calculating a time for the randomized delay and adding the time to an encoded Look Back Time (“LBT”) from the first BLE event to generate frame contents. Embodiments may further include providing the frame contents and the random number to a stack for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventors: Samuel D. Houston, Jonathan Edward Barr, Nevin R. Molyneaux
  • Patent number: 11790788
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a flight information acquisition unit that acquires a flight path on which a flight device operating by electric battery power supplied from a battery is scheduled to fly, a radio wave information acquisition unit that acquires radio wave information including the intensity of a radio wave used for communication by the flight device within a predetermined range based on the flight path, and a decision unit that decides a candidate charging facility in which the battery is chargeable, as a charging facility used for charging the battery by the flight device based on the intensity in at least one of a region including the candidate charging facility and a region between the flight path and the candidate charging facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventor: Takaya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11783661
    Abstract: An upper parking meter outer housing component that includes a parking meter cap is provided. The parking meter cap includes an outer surface, an inner surface defining an interior cavity, and a lower edge portion defining an opening into the interior cavity. The lower edge portion is configured to be coupled to a lower housing component of single space meter such that a meter mechanism may be enclosed within the interior cavity of the upper meter dome. The meter cap includes a vehicle sensor coupled to the inner surface of the upper meter dome. The meter cap includes a solar panel coupled to the inner surface of the upper meter dome and configured to supply power to the vehicle sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventor: Asaf Salama
  • Patent number: 11778987
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle-based data collection and distribution system includes a source of animal data that can be transmitted electronically. The source of animal data includes at least one sensor. The animal data is collected from at least one target individual. The system also includes an unmanned aerial vehicle that receives the animal data from the source of animal data as a first set of received animal data and a home station that receives the first set of received animal data. Characteristically, the unmanned aerial vehicle includes a transceiver operable to receive signals from the source of animal data and to send control signals to the source of animal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Sports Data Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Gorski, Vivek Khare, Stan Mimoto
  • Patent number: 11770644
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular data concentrator device for AMI (Advanced Measurement Infrastructure) measurement systems, which is interoperable and has the ability to have the communication protocols of multiple brands of meters embedded and has a fully modular structure, in such a way that one or more communication modules can be integrated, depending on the type of communication of each of the meters to be managed. Thus, the device of the invention allows to manage with the same data concentrator, different brands of meters, whether energy, water or gas, regardless of the communication protocol they use and the communication medium they have, which guarantees to any public utility company that when using this modular device, only a single management software will be required, thus guaranteeing having in a single database format the information of all the managed meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventor: Edgar Julian Aguado Giraldo
  • Patent number: 11759926
    Abstract: A method and a device for detecting the oil level in a hydraulic pulse unit at an impulse type power wrench, wherein the pulse unit comprises an oil filled pulse chamber, a motor driven inertia drive member, and a kinetic energy receiving member connected to an output shaft and intermittently coupled to the inertia drive member via an oil cushion to receive kinetic energy from the inertia drive member during repeated energy transfer phases. The rotation speed of the inertia drive member is measured both at the start of a pulse generating phase and at the end of that phase, wherein the two measured speeds are compared to each other, and when the speed at the end of the pulse generating phase exceeds the speed at the end of that phase by a certain percentage a faulty signal is emitted indicating a too low oil level in the pulse unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventor: John Robert Christian Friberg
  • Patent number: 11747182
    Abstract: A device measures the flow rate of a fluid, such as concrete, in a pumping plant connected to a drilling machine provided with a drilling tool. The pumping plant includes a motor pump and a connection pipe to lead fluid from the motor pump to the drilling tool. The device includes a transmitting module, for rigidly and removably mounted on the pumping plant and including an accelerometer and a receiving module, associated with the drilling machine. The transmitting module detects accelerations generated by vibrations of the pumping plant during the pumping of the fluid. The accelerations indicate flow rate of the fluid. The transmitting module wirelessly sends a signal, which is processed based on the detected accelerations, to the receiving module. The receiving module receives the signal from the transmitting module and sends a signal indicating the flow rate of the pumped fluid based on the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: SOILMEC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Corrado Collina
  • Patent number: 11749120
    Abstract: A drone detection apparatus and method for same, that provides a real time solution for detecting drones and informing and alerting a user. The apparatus includes a housing with a processor and memory, at least one indicator, at least one switch, a connector, a radio, an antenna and a power source; and a housing-carrier in which the housing is removably secured. When a drone transmits an identification broadcast message the processor has the ability to receive and recognize the identification broadcast message. The apparatus can receive a remote identification message intermittently broadcast from a drone and can send, forward and receive alerts to and from one or more remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Terra Vigilis, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles John Luebke, Timothy Edward Tyre
  • Patent number: 11739632
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for establishing a secure communication link between a first member and a second member in a wellbore. The apparatus includes a strain sensor and at least one processor. The strain sensor is at a mating end of the second member and measures a strain at the mating end. The at least one processor determines, from the strain, when a first force applied between the first member and the second member exceeds a first force threshold that indicates that the first member and the second member are in a first mating position in which a testable communication link is established between the first member and the second member. The at least one processor tests the testable communication link between the first member and the second member at the first mating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Marc Samuelson
  • Patent number: 11739630
    Abstract: A system for measuring drilling and completion operational parameters in a tubular handling system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: MCCOY GLOBAL INC.
    Inventor: Michael Albert Alkier
  • Patent number: 11740267
    Abstract: A load-side voltage detection module for a metrology device includes a plurality of first resistors electrically coupled to a first load-side terminal, the first resistors being in series, a plurality of second resistors electrically coupled to a second load-side terminal, the second resistors being in series, a voltage divider electrically coupled between a first line-side terminal and a second line-side terminal, the voltage divider creating a reference voltage for the load-side voltage detection module, and a pulse generator to generate a pulse based on detection of voltage, the pulse indicating a voltage on at least one of the first load-side terminal or the second load-side terminal, above at least one threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lancaster, Stephen Ross Sanner
  • Patent number: 11734963
    Abstract: A system and method for a telematic application on a mobile electronic device that can include detecting, in the telematic application, vehicular travel; collecting, in the telematic application, driver status identification data; determining a driver status based on the driver status identification data; recording the driver status; and recording telematic data based on the driver status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Zendrive, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Matus
  • Patent number: 11730402
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values received from an analyte sensor system are provided. One method for a wireless data communication between an analyte sensor system and a mobile device involves storing identification information associated with a transceiver of the analyte sensor system, the identification information entered by a user of the mobile device via a custom application running on the mobile device; causing the custom application to enter a background mode; searching for advertisement signals; receiving an advertisement signal from the transceiver; authenticating the transceiver based on the identification information; prompting the user to bring the custom application to a foreground mode; causing the custom application to request a confirmation from the user that a data connection with the transceiver is desired; receiving the confirmation from the user; and completing the data connection with the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Hector Hernandez-Rosas, Shawn Larvenz, Mark Dervaes, Indrawati Gauba, Michael Robert Mensinger, Eric Cohen, Brian Christopher Smith, Jorge Valdes, Jacob S. Leach
  • Patent number: 11724552
    Abstract: A transmitter is configured to be attached to each of wheel assemblies in a vehicle and execute a process in accordance with a command included in a trigger signal. The transmitter includes a condition detecting section, a trigger receiving section which receives, as the trigger signal, an unmodulated wave having a received signal strength indication a transmitting section, and a controlling section. When the trigger receiving section receives the unmodulated wave, the controlling section causes the transmitting section to transmit the signal in response to the unmodulated wave. The controlling section is configured to execute an accumulation process to accumulate reception time of the unmodulated wave from a starting point in time, and shift into a restriction state to restrict a response to the unmodulated wave when the accumulated reception time reaches a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Tsujita
  • Patent number: 11722168
    Abstract: A method includes computing electrical phase of electrical metering devices including obtaining data indicating zero-crossing times at first and second metering devices. A time difference between the zero-crossing times may be determined. In a first example, the time difference may be based at least in part on calculations involving a first value of a first free-run timer on a first metering device, a second value of a second free-run timer on a second metering device, the time of reception of a packet, and a latency defined by a time taken for the packet to propagate through at least one layer of at least one of the first metering device and the second metering device. A phase difference between the first zero-crossing and the second zero-crossing may be determined, based at least in part on the determined time difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Chiummiento, Matthieu Pichot, Guillaume Descamps, Fabrice Monier