Patents Examined by Daniel Previl
  • Patent number: 12039854
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to multi-zone filtration monitoring systems and methods. In an embodiment, a filtration monitoring system is included having a plurality of filtration housings, a plurality of filter elements associated with the filter housings, a plurality of wireless communication tags associated with the filter elements, a plurality of zone antennas, and a wireless communication reader in wired communication with the plurality of zone antennas. The reader can be configured to wirelessly send data to and receive data from the wireless communication tags via the zone antennas. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Danny W. Miller
  • Patent number: 12027032
    Abstract: A sensitive area activity monitoring system is provided. A non-intrusive sensor that does not provide image, video, or audio data is used to capture data in a sensitive area that is associated with an activity. The sensor data is logged and provided to a downstream service tasked with personalizing the service based upon the logged data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: William Preston Culbertson, II, Gregory David Hansen, Mark Anthony Lopez, Will Kerns Maney, Keegan Patrick Hayes, Steven Michael Bernstein
  • Patent number: 12016828
    Abstract: A medication dispensing system is provided with several cooperating components which help to accommodate the responsible handling of medications. These systems include a user interface to receive input from the user and to present appropriate information/notices/alarms. Further, physical controls and multiple sensors are provided to detect tampering, misuse, and attempts to inappropriately access medications contained within the dispensing system. This misuse can thus be detected, and appropriate notifications can be provided, where appropriate. Further, by adding network communications capabilities, notices can be widely communicated to others, and operation of the medication dispensing system can be controlled and/or monitored remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Dose Health, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Hines
  • Patent number: 12012066
    Abstract: A vehicle system receives a search request, such as from a remote server or other vehicle. The system, responsive to the search request, searches for one or more device signals using one or more sensors of the vehicle. Further, the system records any device signatures associated with any device signals detected by the search and transmits the device signatures to a remote server. The remote server may take further action, such as, but not limited to, alerting the authorities, disabling a vehicle or vehicle system, and/or notifying a vehicle owner, based on processing the received signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Elena Ilieva, Simon John William Hurr, Yamen Taleb
  • Patent number: 12014619
    Abstract: A pressure-sensing steering wheel cover device for emitting an alert signal when two hands are not grasping a steering wheel includes a steering wheel cover has a shape configured to be positioned on a steering wheel. A plurality of pressure sensors the pressure sensors is positioned such that pressure is detectable along a portion of the steering wheel cover. A control circuit is electrically coupled to the pressure sensors, wherein the control circuit is programmed to emit an alarm signal when a predetermined condition occurs. A transmitter is electrically coupled to the controller and is in communication with a mobile phone, wherein the transmitter sends an alert to the mobile phone when the control circuit emits the alarm signal. A power supply is electrically coupled to the control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Inventor: Veronica Berry-Jones
  • Patent number: 12002574
    Abstract: Provided are systems, methods and devices for adaptive and exception-based asset tracking by geolocation, while preserving battery life, ensuring patient privacy and maintaining interoperability by preventing interference with the operation of tracked medical devices. To prevent RF interference with medical device operation, provided are methods of detecting medical device operation through detection of magnetic fields or vibrations. For patient privacy, geolocation information received from an asset tracker device is anonymized and not stored. The asset tracker device described herein may be further configured to track elevation of an asset above the ground, movement of the asset, pressure and temperature changes to the environment and accordingly modify tracking behavior. Also provided is a pairing system for physical and electronic pairing of an asset tracker device to multiple medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Technology Trace Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Michael Fischer
  • Patent number: 12001993
    Abstract: An IoT sampling system that includes a set of adhesive tape platforms. Each adhesive tape platform has zero or more wireless transducing circuits applied according to a sampling frequency that is based on a predetermined criteria. Each applied wireless transducing circuit further having a predetermined role and on one or more features based on the predetermined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventors: Ajay Khoche, Hendrik J. Volkerink
  • Patent number: 11995972
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides details of a system for monitoring an offender during a correctional supervisory program. The system includes an offender communication device that transmit and receive communications via a communication and monitoring center. The offender communication device include a smart phone or tablet that obtains identity information including biometric information from an offender before a communication is transmitted or received. The offender communication device also stores data including metadata, metrics, or content of a communication and transmits the stored data to the communication and monitoring center. The communication and monitoring center transmits and receives communications from the offender communication device and another communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 11995985
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing traversals of one or more vehicles through a traffic intersection are proposed. In one example, a method comprises: receiving a first message including one or more motion characteristics of one or more vehicles approaching the traffic intersection; forming a motion group; grouping a subset of the one or more vehicles into the motion group based on the one or more motion characteristics; assigning a leader vehicle for the motion group; determining a group maneuver target for the motion group to traverse through the traffic intersection; and transmitting, to the leader vehicle of the motion group, a second message including the group maneuver target for the motion group, to enable the leader vehicle of the motion group to control a motion of each member vehicle of the motion group based on the group maneuver target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lan Yu, Hong Cheng, Dan Vassilovski, Gene Wesley Marsh
  • Patent number: 11995979
    Abstract: A tactile feedback platform includes a main body having a flat top wall and a plurality of sidewalls that define an interior space. An amplifier is positioned along the main body and includes jacks for connecting to an external entertainment system. The amplifier is connected to a plurality of tactile transducers that are located within the main body. The transducers function to vibrate the top wall of the platform in response to signals received from the entertainment system connected to the amplifier. A system controller is connected to the amplifier, the transducers and a plurality of that are located lights along the main body. The controller functions to communicate wirelessly with a smartphone using a mobile application to control the operation of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventor: Daniel Torres
  • Patent number: 11988394
    Abstract: An operator control panel for a household appliance includes an operator control front, a panel carrier supporting the operator control front and having a recess, and a haptic actuator guided through the recess of the panel carrier for coupling to the operator control front so that during an operator control procedure of the operator control panel the haptic actuator outputs a haptic signal as feedback to a user in response to the operator control procedure via the operator control front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Reindl, Manfred Steinbacher, Maximilian Wild
  • Patent number: 11964737
    Abstract: A ship information displaying system can easily grasp the size of a ship intuitively. The system includes a position detector that detects a position of a ship and generates positional data, a direction detector that detects a heading of the ship and generates directional data, a memory that stores size data indicative of a flat dimension of the ship on the basis of a detected location of the positional data in the ship, processing circuitry that places a ship object indicative of the ship at a position in a virtual three-dimensional space corresponding to the positional data, with an orientation corresponding to the directional data and a size corresponding to the size data and that generates an image containing the ship object by rendering a scene based on a viewpoint position and a line-of-sight direction set in the virtual three-dimensional space, and a display that displays the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11963517
    Abstract: System, device and method for detecting, measuring and monitoring chemical concentrations or analytes in insect colonies and agricultural environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventors: Gregory J. Hummer, Matthew Hummer
  • Patent number: 11957542
    Abstract: A semi-automated veterinary medicine delivery device may sense whether and how much air may have been incorporated into a dose delivered to an animal. The device may also sense an incomplete injection in some cases, and may cause a second dose to be administered to make up for the incomplete dose. The device may compare a position sensor on a syringe in combination with a current sensor on a motor attached to the syringe to detect any abnormalities. In the case of an improper dose, the device may alert the user and administer a second dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Automed Patent Holdco, LLC
    Inventors: Luke Magyar, David Royce Edwards
  • Patent number: 11945460
    Abstract: Systems and methods communicate an intent of an autonomous vehicle externally. In one implementation, scan data of a field around a travel path of an autonomous vehicle is obtained. The scan data is captured using at least one sensor. An object in the field around the travel path is determined from the scan data. The object is determined to be mutable or immutable. A navigation condition associated with the object is determined based on whether the object is mutable or immutable. The navigation condition is correlated to a portion of the travel path. Control operation(s) of the autonomous vehicle is determined for the portion of the travel path in response to the navigation condition. A representation link between the control operation(s) of the autonomous vehicle and the object is generated. A representation of the field around the travel path is rendered and includes the representation link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Chip J. Alexander, Miao Sun
  • Patent number: 11948445
    Abstract: A medical system includes a medical device configured to provide device-related data for evaluating the reasons for an alarm in order to trigger appropriate countermeasures. The medical device includes a set of sensors, a display, and a processor. The processor is configured to generate an alarm message in response to the alarm signal provided by the set of sensors, detect a set of machine parameters in response to generating the alarm message, generate or obtain an encoded data package representing the set of detected machine parameters in a compressed format, and generate a mixed-type alarm convolute based on the alarm signal provided by the set of sensors. The alarm convolute comprises the alarm message in a readable format and the encoded data package, and the processor is configured to issue the alarm convolute on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: María Millán-Galante
  • Patent number: 11944743
    Abstract: A vapor provision system includes an inhalation sensor; an input button; control circuitry and a vaporizer for generating vapor from a vapor precursor material when provided with power from the control circuitry, wherein the control circuitry is configured to provide power for the vaporizer to generate vapor both in response to determining from signaling received from the inhalation sensor that a user is inhaling on the vapor provision system and in response to determining from signaling received from the input button that a user has activated the input button for at least a threshold amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Mark Potter, Ugurhan Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 11935664
    Abstract: A dynamic characteristic analysis method of DET and RELAP5 coupling based on a universal instrumental variable method includes steps of: constructing a DET simulation model of a discrete dynamic event tree and modifying TRIP cards of an input file by adding universal instrumental TRIP variables according to state transition types of DET simulation objects, the universal instrumental TRIP variable being variable type or logical type; setting a simulation time of the RELAP5, controlling a simulation step, and analyzing an output result file of each simulation step of the RELAP5; backtracking the RELAP5 according to state transition types of DET simulation objects. The dynamic characteristic analysis method has advantages of simplifying TRIP setting process and method of DET state transition objects in an input file of the RELAP5 required for the coupling of DET and RELAP5, reducing a modeling complexity and improving a modeling efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: He Wang, Liangjun Wang, Dabin Sun, Haoyin Chen, Genglei Xia, Lei Li
  • Patent number: 11926259
    Abstract: Embodiments include systems and methods that may include receiving situational information triggering a need to alert the driver and in response to the need to alert the driver presenting an alert to the driver based on driver state information selected based on a likelihood the driver will be more receptive to the alert modality than others of the plurality of alert modalities. The likelihood the driver will be receptive to the alert modality may be based on the received situational information, the received driver state information, and a historical behaviour record. The historical behaviour record may correlate the driver's reaction or the reaction of other drivers to previous alerts presented to the driver or other drivers with similar driver state information and similar situational information triggering presentation of previous alerts. The system may learn from the reaction of the driver and/or other drivers to better select suitable alert modalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Arriver Software LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Frank Joo, Rachel Gray Alexander, Shabin Mahadevan
  • Patent number: 11924278
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for securely monitoring a shipping container for an environmental anomaly using elements of a wireless node network of sensor-based ID nodes disposed within the container and a command node associated with the container. The method has the command node identifying which of the ID nodes are confirmed as trusted sensors based upon a security credential specific to each of the ID nodes; monitoring only the confirmed ID nodes for sensor data broadcast those ID nodes; detecting the anomaly based upon the sensor data from at least one of the confirmed ID nodes; automatically generating an alert notification related to the detected environmental anomaly for the shipping container; and transmitting the alert notification to the external transceiver to initiate a mediation response related to the detected environmental anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: FedEx Corporate Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Ole-Petter Skaaksrud