Patents Examined by Daniel Previl
  • Patent number: 10722162
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing sensor data and self-calibration are provided. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided which are capable of calibrating a continuous analyte sensor based on an initial sensitivity, and then continuously performing self-calibration without using, or with reduced use of, reference measurements. In certain embodiments, a sensitivity of the analyte sensor is determined by applying an estimative algorithm that is a function of certain parameters. Also described herein are systems and methods for determining a property of an analyte sensor using a stimulus signal. The sensor property can be used to compensate sensor data for sensitivity drift, or determine another property associated with the sensor, such as temperature, sensor membrane damage, moisture ingress in sensor electronics, and scaling factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastian Böhm, Daiting Rong, Peter C. Simpson
  • Patent number: 10726641
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for external vehicle illumination management are disclosed herein. An example method includes receiving, at a first processor of a mobile device, vehicle data. The vehicle data is to be transmitted to the first processor from a second processor of a vehicle. The example method includes analyzing the vehicle data and mobile device data generated by the mobile device. The example method includes generating an alert for headlamp usage of the vehicle based on the analysis and presenting the alert via the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad, Manoharprasad K. Rao
  • Patent number: 10726720
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an electronic device includes a communication module comprising communication circuitry, a display, a sound output device comprising sound output circuitry, a processor, and a memory. Instructions stored in the memory, when executed by the processor, causes the electronic device to control the communication module to transmit and/or receive a plurality of pieces of wireless access in vehicular environment (WAVE) information. In addition, the electronic device identifies a plurality of events, based on the plurality of pieces of WAVE information, and generates a plurality of messages related to the plurality of events. The electronic device further determines priorities of the plurality of messages, based on status information of the electronic device, and outputs the plurality of messages based on the determined priorities through at least one of the display and the sound output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Inyoung Choi, Jongsung Joo, Seungchul Lee, Jehyun Lee, Kiho Cho, Hyoungtak Cho, Areum Choi, Soyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10720058
    Abstract: The present invention provides an on-board vehicle system and method for camera or sensor-based parking spot detection and identification. Advantageously, this system and method utilizes a standard front (or side or rear) camera or sensor image to detect and identify one or more parking spots at a distance via vector or like representation using a deep neural network trained with data annotated using an annotation tool, without first transforming the standard camera or sensor image(s) to a bird's-eye-view (BEV) or the like. The system and method can be incorporated in a driver-assist (DA) or autonomous driving (AD) system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Sihao Ding, Andreas Wallin
  • Patent number: 10718526
    Abstract: An illumination system for a cooking appliance is capable of illuminating generally downwardly onto the cooktop burners of the cooking appliance using multiple illumination schemes. One illumination scheme may be used to indicate which cooktop burner is controlled by a particular burner control that a user is interacting with prior to activation of the cooktop burner, e.g., to indicate to a user that a burner control that the user has touched or is otherwise proximate to controls a particular cooktop burner. Another illumination scheme may be used to indicate which cooktop burner is being adjusted when a user is adjusting a particular burner control, e.g., to indicate to a user that a burner control that the user is currently manipulating is changing the output of a particular cooktop burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Vern A. Neal, Mark W. Wilson, Daniel Joseph Trice
  • Patent number: 10715464
    Abstract: An apparatus or system and method or process for displaying tool or die data or other tool or processing information on a display window of a webpage. A method for displaying tool data from a reciprocating tool includes positioning a monitor with respect to the reciprocating tool and the monitor recording data from the reciprocating tool. The data is communicated and then stored in a remote data storage location as stored tool data. The stored tool data is processed and then displayed, for example in the window of the webpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: PROGRESSIVE COMPONENTS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Glenn Starkey
  • Patent number: 10713925
    Abstract: Among other things, systems to encourage compliance with hand washing procedures can include: an infrared emitter that projects a first infrared beam with a transverse cross-section having a first axis and a second axis that is shorter than the first axis, the transverse cross-section having a maximum length along the first axis, the infrared emitter modulating the first infrared beam to transmit a first identification signal; wherein the infrared emitter projecting the first infrared beam is placed such that the first axis of the transverse cross-section of the first infrared beam is substantially parallel to a boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: BioVigil Hygiene Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven F. Bolling, Brian Sheahan, Joseph M. Madden, Shimon Gersten
  • Patent number: 10694801
    Abstract: An electronic motorcycle helmet. The electronic motorcycle helmet includes a helmet having an aperture therein that can receive a head therethrough. A visor is disposed on a front side of the helmet and a display is disposed on an interior surface of the visor. A microprocessor, including a logic that receives a command input directed to one of a plurality of subsystems, toggles the subsystem between an activated state and a deactivated state, and displays a status window on the display corresponding to the subsystem. The plurality of subsystems includes a plurality of cameras disposed about the helmet, wherein each of the cameras is operably connected to the display and can apply a low-light filter for low-light conditions. Other subsystems include a wireless transmitter to wirelessly communicate with an external device, a GPS system, and a battery disposed at a lower edge of the rear side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Bruce Cooke
  • Patent number: 10698488
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are interface devices and systems. In one aspect, a haptic interface device includes at least one position detection module configured to determine positional data for determining a position of at least one portion of at least one body part of the user; at least one tensile element or compressive element coupled to the at least one body part and configured to produce at least one of: a predetermined range of motion and applied force to a coupled body part; and at least one haptic feedback module configured to produce force feedback or tactile sensation to the at least one body part, the feedback module comprising: at least one motion control module configured to control motion of the at least one body part; and at least one force sensor configured to determine applied force data generated from the at least one body part. Also disclosed herein are methods for using the disclosed devices and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: VRgluv LLC
    Inventors: Derek Kearney, Christopher Taylor, Addison Shelton, Harold Brown
  • Patent number: 10692364
    Abstract: A security system having a seamless integration wearable, portable, personal or body cameras for observant personnel, a locator sensor associated with each camera, a graphical user interface (GUI) module having a display, and a processor connected to the cameras and the locator sensor associated with each camera, and connected to the GUI module. Video from the cameras may be fed to the GUI. The video may be annotated by the processor with locations from locator sensors associated with the cameras. The display may provide a visualization of the location of each camera. The processor may incorporate an artificial intelligence module to process the video and locations, and based on results of processing the video and locations, can detect and model threats from the video and locations. An assessment of the threats, based on models of the threats, may result in alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Manjuprakash Rao
  • Patent number: 10692333
    Abstract: An electronic device receives an incoming communication and determines that the device is in a first use context. In response to receiving the incoming communication, the device provides first feedback that includes a first ongoing audio output that corresponds to the first use context and a first ongoing tactile output with a first tactile output profile that corresponds to the first use context. While providing the first ongoing audio output and the first ongoing tactile output, the device detects that the electronic device is in a second use context, different from the first use context. In response to detecting that the electronic device is in the second use context, the device provides second feedback that includes a second ongoing tactile output that has a second tactile output profile that corresponds to the second use context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Camille Moussette, Duncan R. Kerr, Joshua B. Kopin, Miao He, Jules K. Fennis, Hugo D. Verweij, Matthew I. Brown, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Afrooz Family
  • Patent number: 10692354
    Abstract: A device comprising a substrate including a processor, and the substrate is configured to couple to a container. A sensor is coupled to the processor and configured detect a change in a parameter of an environment including the container, and to generate a sensor signal in response to the detected change. An application running on the processor is configured to receive an input comprising a time interval corresponding to content of the container, track elapsed time of the time interval, and generate an alert signal upon detecting expiration of the time interval and the sensor signal. An indicator is coupled to the processor and configured to activate in response to receiving the alert signal. The activated indicator is configured as an alert to administer at least a portion of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Patrick Thibodaux, James E. Palmer, III
  • Patent number: 10692340
    Abstract: A barrier alarm device for reducing the number of false alarms that may occur in a home or business security system. In one embodiment, a barrier alarm device, such as a door or window sensor, determines whether a barrier, such as a door or a window, has been opened, and determines whether a human being is inside a premises in proximity to the door or window. If a human being is inside the monitored premises when the door or window is opened, it indicates that the human being is authorized to be inside the monitored premises, and the barrier alarm device transmits a timed alarm signal to a central security panel, causing a security response to be generated by the central security panel if a predetermined time period elapses without a user canceling the security response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: George Seelman
  • Patent number: 10692343
    Abstract: A smart entry point spatial security system is intended for securing facility and other entrances in general. The system includes a device associated to an entry point. The device can be coupled externally to the entry point or natively as built-in to the entry point structure or any entry point subcomponents, such as knobs and locks. A host device with a software application monitors or observes the entry point sensor data via wired or wireless link such as Bluetooth. The sensor includes a software algorithm that is adapted to trigger safety alarms upon unauthorized usage of the entry point or as means of regulating entrance of users to a dedicated general space. The sensor data is stored locally on a host computer and a logging system is available on cloud computing device. The stored data will be used in further optimizing spatial data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hampton Products International Corporation
    Inventor: Kerloss Sadek
  • Patent number: 10692378
    Abstract: In an information collection method of the present disclosure, a processor of an information collection system acquires event sensor data and identification information from an on-vehicle terminal or a passenger terminal, the event sensor data being output, in response to an event trigger, from an on-vehicle sensor mounted on the on-vehicle terminal or a passenger sensor mounted on the passenger terminal, the identification information identifying an output source of the event sensor data, identifies the passenger terminal associated with the identification information when the identification information indicates the on-vehicle terminal, identifies the on-vehicle terminal associated with the identification information when the identification information indicates the passenger terminal, requests sensor data from the identified passenger terminal or on-vehicle terminal, acquires the sensor data from a request destination, and stores the event sensor data and the sensor data in association with each other in a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yukie Shoda, Toru Tanigawa, Junichi Imoto, Yusuke Tsukamoto, Hidetsugu Maekawa, Tetsuji Fuchikami, Seiya Imomoto
  • Patent number: 10685090
    Abstract: Software applications, devices, systems, and methods are provided for monitoring, recording, and tracking cardiac health related metrics using an associated computing device. The software applications may monitor, record, and track physiological data such as cardiac electrical activity, heart rate, and blood pressure. Data transmission between a patient and a healthcare provider may also be enabled via the software applications disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AliveCor, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Petterson, Melissa McLean, Arthur Okamoto, James Jenkins, Vivek Gundotra, David Albert
  • Patent number: 10682084
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing sensor data and self-calibration are provided. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided which are capable of calibrating a continuous analyte sensor based on an initial sensitivity, and then continuously performing self-calibration without using, or with reduced use of, reference measurements. In certain embodiments, a sensitivity of the analyte sensor is determined by applying an estimative algorithm that is a function of certain parameters. Also described herein are systems and methods for determining a property of an analyte sensor using a stimulus signal. The sensor property can be used to compensate sensor data for sensitivity drift, or determine another property associated with the sensor, such as temperature, sensor membrane damage, moisture ingress in sensor electronics, and scaling factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastian Böhm, Daiting Rong, Peter C. Simpson
  • Patent number: 10674940
    Abstract: A notification system is provided that provides notification of patient events such as movement and/or incontinence. The notification system provides for a plurality of different pressure sensor pads as well as an incontinence pad to be used in association with a single monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Parasol Medical LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Kilcran, Patrick E. Eddy, Jacob D. Stephens, Lucas W. Stephens, Daniel P. Kilcran
  • Patent number: 10667764
    Abstract: This disclosure describes example alarm notification systems that can enable a clinician to respond to an alarm notification received via a computing device, which may have more advanced functionality than a pager. The clinician device may be a mobile device, such as a cellphone or smartphone, tablet, laptop, personal digital assistant (PDA), or the like. The clinician device may communicate with a remote server to obtain patient data generated by a patient device at the point-of-care (such as a bedside device or patient-worn monitor). This patient data may be continuous monitoring data for one or more patients. A mobile application (optionally a browser application) on the clinician device can enable the clinician to view continuous monitoring data for multiple patients, as well as view and respond to alarms and alerts, all from the clinician device, regardless of location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Omar Ahmed, Bilal Muhsin, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Keith Ward Indorf, Sebastian T. Frey
  • Patent number: 10671863
    Abstract: Embodiments for managing vehicles by one or more processors are described. Deactivation of a vehicle is detected. While the vehicle is deactivated, an event indicative of a safety concern associated with the vehicle is detected. An indication of the event is caused to be provided to a user of the vehicle when the vehicle is reactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Fox, Kelley Anders, John D. Wilson