Patents Examined by Curtis Kuntz
  • Patent number: 10665085
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to recording data at a plurality of in-service vehicles operating within a plurality of predetermined regions for which users of a plurality of mobile devices are responsible, analyzing, at the vehicles, the recorded data for violation of one of a plurality of predetermined safety parameters by the vehicles, and transmitting, to a central server, data associated with a safety parameter violation by a vehicle in violation of one of the predetermined safety parameters. A safety event alert is generated at the central server for the vehicle in violation in response to receiving the transmitted data, and the safety event alert is communicated from the central office to a mobile device authorized by the central office to receive the safety event alert for the predetermined region within which the violation occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Boyles
  • Patent number: 10653950
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for independent audio volume control. For example, an audio component (e.g., implemented in an element of an audio setup) may control generation and/or outputting of a combined-game-and-chat audio signals. The audio component may receive user input comprising one or both of: a setting for a desired volume of a chat audio component of the combined-game-and-chat audio signal, and a setting for a desired volume of a game audio component of the combined-game-and-chat audio signal. The audio component may determine, based on the user input, a corresponding mix setting for mixing together of the chat audio component and the game audio component in an audio source to generate the combined-game-and-chat audio signal and a corresponding volume setting applicable at an audio output element; provide the mix setting to the audio source; and provide the volume setting to the audio output element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: VOYETRA TURTLE BEACH, INC.
    Inventors: Shobha Devi Kuruba Buchannagari, Kevin Robertson, Scott Warren, Carmine Bonanno, Richard Kulavik
  • Patent number: 10654411
    Abstract: A network system is configured to facilitate a safe service coordination environment. The network system detects abnormal user states (e.g., sleepiness, inebriation, etc.) and provides corrective recommendations to those users. To do so, client devices executing an application send information associated with the service to the network system. The network system determines an aggregate set of service characteristics based on the aggregate telematics data. The network system also determines a provider profile for a provider providing service in the environment describing the deviation of the user's driving characteristics from the aggregate service characteristics. Based on the difference between the aggregate characteristics and the user profile, the network system determines the provider state using a state verification process. Based on the determined provider state, the network system determines a set of corrective recommendations and sends the corrective recommendations to the provider device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael O'Herlihy, Karna Chokshi, Matthew Joseph Doyle
  • Patent number: 10652634
    Abstract: A distributed directional aperture (DDA) system provides the capability to receive and/or transmit signals, limiting that reception or transmission to a 3-dimensional beam. The DDA system includes sensing and/or emitting array subsystems which comprise sensors and/or emitters distributed across, within, or under the skin of an aircraft, ship, ground vehicle, or fixed installation. The sensors receive energy, convert the received signals to digital information, and transmit that information via a telemetry subsystem to a beamformer subsystem. The beamformer subsystem analyzes the received signals from the sensors and/or emitters in order to determine the signal content from a specific direction. The emitters transmit energy, converting signals received from the beamformer subsystem via the telemetry subsystem into energy emissions. Methods of providing the DDA system including subsystems thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Peter B. Houser, Suzanna J. LaMar, Bayne R. Bunce, Jr., Jinous Valizadeh
  • Patent number: 10652718
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to connecting wireless devices based on a correlation between different audio sources. For example, according to various aspects, a first wireless device may capture sound via a microphone and receive audio content from a second wireless device via a wireless receiver. Accordingly, a wireless connection may be established between the first and second wireless devices based on a substantial match between the sound captured via the microphone and the audio content received via the wireless receiver. For example, the sound captured via the microphone may be output from a speaker on the second wireless device. In other examples, the received audio content may be sound captured via a local microphone at the second wireless device. In either case, the correlation between the audio received through the microphone and the audio content received over a radio may substantially simplify the procedure(s) used to connect two audio-enabled devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joel Benjamin Linsky, Brian Arnold Redding
  • Patent number: 10652683
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) audio reproducing method and apparatus is provided. The 3D audio reproducing method may include receiving a multichannel signal comprising a plurality of input channels; and performing downmixing according to a frequency range of the multichannel signal in order to format-convert the plurality of input channels into a plurality of output channels having elevation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-bae Chon, Sun-min Kim
  • Patent number: 10646379
    Abstract: One embodiment of a method of interrogating a sensor to detect the presence of moisture on an occupant support comprises the steps of A) providing a moisture responsive sensor in a surveillance zone of the occupant support, the sensor being tuned to a center frequency; B) exciting the sensor with an electromagnetic signal having a frequency approximately equal to the center frequency; C) monitoring for a center frequency response from the sensor; D) comparing the center frequency response to an expected center frequency response; and E) if the center frequency response compares favorably to an expected center frequency response, issuing a first output consistent with the favorable comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Heil, Steven A. Dixon, Laetitia Gazagnes, Timothy A. Lane, David L. Ribble, Varad N. Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10642960
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling medication-dispensing patches by a wearable device is provided. The method comprises receiving a transmission at a wearable device, wherein the transmission identifies a medication-dispensing patch; transmitting information corresponding to the identified medication-dispensing patch to an external computing device; receiving information at the wearable device from the external computing device, wherein the received information corresponds to a dosage of a medication that should be dispensed by the medication-dispensing patch; and transmitting information from the wearable device, wherein the transmission is configured for controlling a medication dosage that is dispensed by the medication-dispensing patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Jonathan T. Goguen
  • Patent number: 10640036
    Abstract: A communications control unit and external sensors acquire external environment information including information on the vicinity of a vehicle. An autonomous driving control ECU calculates a warning level relating to continuing autonomous driving on the basis of the vicinity information. A speech generation section generates speech information on the basis of the external environment information acquired by the communications control unit and the external sensors. A control section controls speaking equipment so as to change at least one of speech information to be announced by the speaking equipment, a frequency of announcement of the speech information, and vocalization, in accordance with the warning level calculated by the autonomous driving control ECU. When autonomous driving is continuing, the control section controls the speaking equipment so as to repeat announcements of the speech information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya Watanabe, Yoshinori Yamada, Chikashi Takeichi, Satoshi Arikura
  • Patent number: 10633830
    Abstract: A safety device for a construction machine includes a status information acquisition section that acquires status information pertaining to the status of the construction machine, a seat belt detection section that detects whether an operator is wearing a seat belt, and a control section that controls a warning section so that a warning is given on the basis of the status information when the operator is not wearing the seat belt, in which the status information includes information pertaining to the operation position of a gate lock lever that is manipulated to a lock position in which instructions from operating levers of the construction machine are disabled and a lock release position in which instructions from the operating levers are enabled, and the control section controls the warning section so that a warning is given when the gate lock lever operation position is at the lock release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shibamori, Hidenobu Tsukada, Keiichiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10633894
    Abstract: A smart entry system includes a driver seat unlock sensor and a centralized control unit. The driver seat unlock sensor is provided in the vicinity of the door handle of the door of the driver seat of a vehicle to detect an intention of an operator of unlocking. The centralized control unit, when detecting an operation of the driver seat unlock sensor and establishment of communication with a mobile device carried by the operator in a predetermined communication range in the vicinity of the vehicle, unlocks a driver seat door lock. The centralized control unit, when detecting an operation of the driver seat unlock sensor for less than a predetermined time, unlocks only the driver seat door lock. The centralized control unit, when detecting an operation of the driver seat unlock sensor for the predetermined time or more, unlocks all the door locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei Noguchi, Katsuyasu Yamane, Takashi Mori, Masayuki Yamazaki, Akaradej Sawaengsap
  • Patent number: 10631100
    Abstract: A device includes: a first sidewall including a first opening extending through the first sidewall; a first sensor attached to an interior surface of the first sidewall, wherein the first sensor is aligned to at least partially cover the first opening; a second sidewall opposite the first sidewall; a third sidewall attaching the first sidewall to the second sidewall; and a first contact pad disposed on an exterior surface of the third sidewall, wherein the first contact pad is configured to provide at least one of a power connection or a signal connection for the first sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Chau Fatt Chiang, Kok Yau Chua
  • Patent number: 10628707
    Abstract: A sensor system has a plurality of sensor elements and a signal processing device in communication with the plurality of sensor elements. The signal processing device is configured to evaluate more than one of at a substantially similar time and assign time information which includes information on the time of the respective measurement to the measurement data of physical variables, wherein the signal processing device takes into consideration time information at least during the generation of a fusion data set in a fusion filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL TEVES AG & CO. OHG
    Inventor: Nico Steinhardt
  • Patent number: 10621853
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a memory, a receiver and a hardware processor. The memory stores first information associated with a first electronic apparatus and second information associated with a second electronic apparatus. The receiver receives a first beacon from the first electronic apparatus and receives a second beacon from the second electronic apparatus. The hardware processor outputs a first message related with a status or a function of the first electronic apparatus by using the first information after a reception of the first beacon and outputs a second message related with a status or a function of the second electronic apparatus by using the second information after a reception of the second beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Noriyuki Hirayama
  • Patent number: 10602255
    Abstract: A sub-tragus ear unit for comfortable wear of an in-ear ear unit is provided. The sub-tragus ear unit achieves the technical effect by separating the earphone from the attachment functionality that is provided by a separate anchor, wherein the earphone is attached to said anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FREEBIT AS
    Inventor: Vidar Sandanger
  • Patent number: 10595111
    Abstract: An earbud may include an acoustic driver. The acoustic driver may include a diaphragm and a magnetic circuit. A frame of the acoustic driver may be integrated with the earbud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin D. Ring, Michael Andrew Zalisk, Mark R. Bergeron
  • Patent number: 10595132
    Abstract: A device includes: a first sidewall including a first opening extending through the first sidewall; a first sensor attached to an interior surface of the first sidewall, wherein the first sensor is aligned to at least partially cover the first opening; a second sidewall opposite the first sidewall; a third sidewall attaching the first sidewall to the second sidewall; and a first contact pad disposed on an exterior surface of the third sidewall, wherein the first contact pad is configured to provide at least one of a power connection or a signal connection for the first sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Chau Fatt Chiang, Kok Yau Chua
  • Patent number: 10582314
    Abstract: A hearing device, e.g. a hearing aid, adapted for being located at or in an ear of a user and/or for being fully or partially implanted in the head of the user, comprises A multitude of input units each providing an electric input signal representing a mixture of an audio signal from an audio signal source and possibly acoustic signals from other acoustic signal sources around the hearing device as received at the input unit in question; A wireless receiver for receiving and providing a direct representation of the audio signal; A beamformer filtering unit configured to receive said multitude of electric input signals, and providing a beamformed signal; A combination unit for providing a mixed signal comprising a combination of said direct representation of the audio signal and said beamformed signal, or signals originating therefrom; An output unit for presenting stimuli perceivable to the user as sound based on said mixed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Michael Syskind Pedersen, Jesper Jensen, Svend Oscar Petersen, Anders Thule
  • Patent number: 10575097
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, provided are a vibration output device and a portable electronic apparatus outputting vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: YEIL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoon Kyu Kang, Jae Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10567886
    Abstract: For manufacturing a sound transducer structure, membrane support material is applied on a first main surface of a membrane carrier material and membrane material is applied in a sound transducing region and an edge region on a surface of the membrane support material. In addition, counter electrode support material is applied on a surface of the membrane material and recesses are formed in the sound transducing region of the membrane material. Counter electrode material is applied to the counter electrode support material and membrane carrier material and membrane support material are removed in the sound transducing region to the membrane material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Alfons Dehe, Stefan Barzen, Marc Fueldner