Patents Examined by Curtis Odom
  • Patent number: 10257765
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described in which a node may cause a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols to be transmitted. The OFDM symbols may comprise at least a portion of a pilot and/or user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Brian G. Agee, Matthew C. Bromberg
  • Patent number: 10228001
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a suspension clamp connecting assembly. The suspension clamp connecting assembly includes a clamping unit, a support member, and a corona ring. The clamping unit includes a base section, extending arms, and clamp contact portions. The extending arms are between the clamp contact portions and the base section. The clamping unit is configured to clamp on to a suspension clamp. The support member has a first end and a second end. The first end of the support member is connected to the base section. The support member is configured to support an electronics housing. The corona ring is connected to the second end of the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Ivanhoe P. Chaput, Bernard C. Crutcher
  • Patent number: 10221610
    Abstract: A door system is provided and includes=a door assembly operable to assume an open position at which an aperture is opened and a closed position at which the aperture is closed, a sensor assembly and a controller. The controller is coupled to the door assembly and configured to instruct the door assembly to normally assume the closed position and to assume the open position in accordance with an open signal being issued by the sensor assembly. The sensor assembly is configured to track the individual, determine whether the individual is likely to be approaching the aperture from the tracking and issue the open signal in accordance with a determination that the individual is likely to be approaching the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Arthur Hsu, Alan Matthew Finn
  • Patent number: 10223879
    Abstract: A haptic system includes a structure having a conductive layer and a reactive layer. The conductive layer is coupled to a power source and the reactive layer is coupled to a switch having a first state and a second state. The power source enables the conductive layer to generate a charge. The first state of the switch operates the reactive layer to block the establishment of a tissue-stimulating electric field. The second state of the switch operates the reactive layer to enable the establishment of a tissue-stimulating electric field to generate a touchless haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Vahid Khoshkava
  • Patent number: 10225111
    Abstract: A signaling system is described. The signaling system comprises a transmit device, a receive device including a partial response receive circuit, and a signaling path coupling the transmit device and the receive device. The receive device observes an equalized signal from the signaling path, and includes circuitry to use feedback from the most recent previously resolved symbol to sample a currently incoming symbol. The transmit device equalizes transmit data to transmit the equalized signal, by applying weighting based on one or more data values not associated with the most recent previously resolved symbol value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir M. Stojanovic, Andrew C. Ho, Anthony Bessios, Bruno W. Garlepp, Grace Tsang, Mark A. Horowitz, Jared L. Zerbe, Jason C. Wei
  • Patent number: 10214220
    Abstract: An indication from an identification device is received. The indication includes identification information for each user of one or more users in a vehicle. The identification device is found in the vehicle. Whether the identification information for each user of the one or more users is correct is determined. Responsive to determining the identification information for any user of the one or more users is incorrect, a manager of the vehicle is notified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco A. Benavides, Diana P. Cabrera, Stephanie De La Fuente, Gregory S. Jones
  • Patent number: 10207638
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle having a first microphone positioned to receive sounds originating from outside of the vehicle, a first analog-to-digital converter configured to covert the sounds received by the first microphone to digital audio signals, a first key to be carried by a first driver of the vehicle, a memory having a first plurality of voice commands stored therein, and a hardware processor. The hardware processor is configured to detect proximity of the first key to the vehicle, enable a voice recognition, in response to detecting the proximity of the first key to the vehicle, process the digital audio signals received by the first microphone, after enabling the voice recognition, to detect a first voice command of the first plurality of voice commands from the first driver, and altering a first setting of the vehicle, in response to detecting the first voice command from the first driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: KARMA AUTOMOTIVE LLC
    Inventor: Mark D. Herbert
  • Patent number: 10203767
    Abstract: A system includes a surface having a demarcated area and discrete areas disposed on the surface. The discrete areas may each be configured to receive user input. At least a portion of the discrete areas overlap the demarcated area. The system further includes a sensing layer disposed underneath the surface. The sensing layer may be configured to sense force applied to the surface in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan Anna Maria Wackers, Chee Wai Lu, Hock Cheng Ng, Wai Jye Chan
  • Patent number: 10200082
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for processing a received signal in the presence of an interference of a first type within the bandwidth of a desired signal of the received signal. The method comprises filtering the received signal using at least a first filter having at least a first filter characteristic to produce a filtered signal wherein the interference of the first type is suppressed. Furthermore, the method comprises determining a desired data stream from the filtered signal, basing the determination at least on the first filter characteristic. A method is also disclosed for processing a signal where the method comprises receiving an indication of whether interference of a first type is present in a frequency interval within the bandwidth of the signal, filtering the signal using at least a first filter having at least a first filter characteristic to produce a filtered signal wherein the filtered signal is suppressed in the frequency interval; and transmitting the filtered signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Anders Rosenqvist
  • Patent number: 10187508
    Abstract: Notifications for an accessory device are received at a mobile companion device. The notifications are directed to a notification processing application of the companion device that processes notifications intended for accessory device applications. The notification processing application determines an identifier of the accessory application for which the notification is intended, and provides the identifier to a notification display application at the accessory device, which determines user interface and display properties for the notification. The accessory device requests external (dynamic) user interface and display properties from the companion device, as needed, and upon receipt generates a notification display at the accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Marcos, Andrew E. Platzer, Forest A. Hill
  • Patent number: 10182450
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for mitigating inter-cell interference (ICI) by scheduling user equipments. The method comprises estimating inter-cell interference tolerance of each of at least one neighboring cell during uplink transmission of the user equipment; and coordinating uplink scheduling of the user equipment in accordance with the inter-cell interference tolerance. The present application also discloses a base station, a radio network controller and relevant signaling for mitigating inter-cell interference (ICI) by scheduling user equipments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Xinyu Gu, Zhang Zhang, Jinhua Liu
  • Patent number: 10163315
    Abstract: Securing a protected entity from a hazard may be achieved in a method and system by defining a first area (Safety SmartSpace) via a monitoring and control (M/C) device as a geographic zone monitored by monitoring systems. A second area (Safety Perimeter) is defined within the first area. The hazard is selected from a list. Additionally, the protected entity may be physically tagged with a local positioning device operable for providing known geographic coordinates of the protected entity. Proximity of the hazard is detected in the first area via the M/C device using input signals from the monitoring systems. The M/C device calculates a numeric criticality score for the hazard using a characteristic of the hazard and the protected entity. A localized control action executes with respect to the protected entity when the score exceeds a threshold, and includes generating and transmitting an alert signal to activate a warning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Intelligent Dynamics LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Staszel
  • Patent number: 10163316
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detection of removable vehicle seats may be used to indicate presence or absence of a child in the vehicle. In some examples, an alarm system includes a radio frequency (RF) transceiver and a removable seat magnetic coupling. Various actions are triggered when the parent (e.g., guardian) goes beyond a predefined range while the removable seat is within the vehicle, such as sounding an alarm on a mobile electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Two Cool Dads L.L.C.
    Inventors: Roger Roisen, Michael McHugh, Ryan Borovansky, Christian Wilcock
  • Patent number: 10144388
    Abstract: Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method for determining the state of a restraint system provided within a vehicle includes incorporating one or more marker components into a restraint system component located within the vehicle, then receiving sensor data associated with the position of one or more of the marker components. The method further includes determining, with a processor, a state of the restraint system based on the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Tricia E. Morrow, Senthil Karuppaswamy
  • Patent number: 10132849
    Abstract: A power and data communication system includes an inboard computer, an outboard computer, and first and second wires. The first and second wires connect a first isolation transformer of the inboard computer to a second isolation transformer of the outboard computer. The inboard computer drives a driven voltage through the first isolation transformer. The outboard computer is configured to receive the driven voltage through the second isolation transformer to power the outboard computer. The outboard computer incudes a load that is selectively connected across the second isolation transformer to transmit data to the inboard computer. The inboard computer receives the data through the first isolation transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robbie W. Hall
  • Patent number: 10129717
    Abstract: A warning system in which users' devices performs a method including: receiving a broadcast message comprising message information in a first human language from a mobile telecommunication network or an indication of an alternative radio bearer or network for retrieval of the message information; storing information templates in one or more different human languages; and presenting to a user, according to a language preference of the user: the message information of the broadcast message; or one or more information templates corresponding to the message information, in a second human language other than the first human language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Silke Holtmanns, Rune Lindholm
  • Patent number: 10119835
    Abstract: An advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) portal system and method for coordinating access to meter data within an AMI data repository. The advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) portal system includes a data repository, a first portal, and a second portal. The data repository is configured to store data related to a plurality of devices within an AMI. The first portal includes a device list. The device list includes a list of at least one of the plurality of devices associated with a customer. The second portal is configured to retrieve the device list from the first portal, and further configured to request meter data for the at least one of the plurality of devices in the device list from the data repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Carpenter, Kurt Kikendall
  • Patent number: 10120449
    Abstract: The present application relates generally to haptic actuators. For example, the application is directed to high performance parallel plate actuators, and more particularly an actuator that can be used to provide haptic feedback in a variety applications such as buttons, panels, track pads, touch panels, wearables, gaming devices and/or touch-sensitive surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vahid Khoshkava, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10122369
    Abstract: A delay locked loop operates over a wide range of frequencies and has high accuracy, small silicon area usage, low power consumption and a short lock time. The DLL combines an analog domain and a digital domain. The digital domain is responsible for initial lock and operational point stability and is frozen after the lock is reached. The analog domain is responsible for normal operation after lock is reached and provides high accuracy using smaller silicon area and low power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Vlasenko, Dieter Haerle
  • Patent number: 10115110
    Abstract: A pet feeding system for effectively communicating information between a packaged consumable product for pets and a device. The pet feeding system generally includes a container that stores a volume of a consumable product for a pet, a tag attached to the container that stores product data corresponding to the consumable product within the container, and a monitor device configured to wirelessly communicate with the tag when the tag is near the monitor device. The monitor device is configured to receive the product data from the tag and determine if the consumable product associated with the tag is acceptable for consumption by a pet using the product data. The monitor device is configured to provide an alert to the user if the consumable product associated with the tag is identified by the monitor device as having a consumption problem for the pet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Andy H. Gibbs