Patents Examined by Daniel Previl
  • Patent number: 10386358
    Abstract: Process and device to authenticate a subject undergoing a sobriety test, by testing the blood alcohol content (BAC) of the subject, emitting an indication of the confirmed test, and recording said indication together with a picture of said subject, wherein said indication comprises a representation of a temporary validation code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ALCOSYSTEMS SWEDEN AB
    Inventor: Juan Miguel Arias
  • Patent number: 10376015
    Abstract: A system assesses activity and displays a unitless activity value. A detector senses activity of a user. A processor reads sensed activity data from the detector. A display displays the unitless activity value. An enclosure houses the detector and the processor. The processor periodically reads the sensed activity data from the detector and processes the data to generate an activity number, the number being used to generate the unitless activity value based upon a maximum number and a display range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Curtis A. Vock, Perry Youngs
  • Patent number: 10378356
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a longwall shearing mining machine in a longwall mining system, wherein the shearing mining machine includes a shearer having a first cutter drum and a second cutter drum, includes receiving, by a processor, shearer position data over a shear cycle. The horizon profile data includes information regarding at least one of the group comprising of a position and angle of the shearer, a position of the first cutter drum, and a position of the second cutter drum. The method also includes analyzing the shearer position data, by the processor, to determine whether a position failure occurred during the shear cycle based on whether the computed horizon profile data was within normal operational parameters during the shear cycle, and generating an alert upon determining that the position failure occurred during the shear cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Joy Global Underground Mining LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Siegrist, Nigel J. Buttery, Lachlan Palmer
  • Patent number: 10379536
    Abstract: A driving assistance device can be installed in a vehicle in which either an automatic driving mode or a manual driving mode is selected for traveling. A receiving unit receives a switching request for a driving mode. A generating unit generates switching notification information for a switching notice in accordance with the switching request received by the receiving unit. An output unit outputs the switching notification information to a presentation unit that presents, outward from the vehicle, the switching notice indicated by the switching notification information generated by the generating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Arai, Wataru Nakai
  • Patent number: 10373100
    Abstract: An item drop box sensor system for detecting items deposited within a drop box may be configured to detect movement of an item deposit tray and to detect items deposited within the drop box. The drop box sensor system may comprise one or more tray movement sensors for detecting movement of the deposit tray, one or more item detection sensors configured to detect items passing into the drop box via the deposit tray, and an onboard controller for selectively activating the various sensors to conserve power and for transmitting data indicative of the status of the drop box to a central server configured for scheduling item pickups for various geographically spaced drop boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Asheesh Goja
  • Patent number: 10372295
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, carried out by one or more processors, for managing serviceability modes in a data center. In an embodiment, the method comprises the steps of receiving a serviceability mode selection for a component in a data center, wherein the serviceability mode correlates to information presented by one or more components in the data center; assigning a scheme for one or more LEDs on the component based, at least in part, on the received serviceability mode selection; and determining to activate the one or more LEDs on the component based at least on the assigned scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Santosh Devale, Vishal Kulkarni, Venkatesh Sainath
  • Patent number: 10373491
    Abstract: Methods, systems and/or software for distributing transportation-related alerts to mobile devices may do so in accordance with various factors, such as device-specific and/or location-specific factors. In some variations, transportation-related alerts may be presented to the user in audio format and/or visual format. In some variations, these may be user-selectable options, and in other variations, a speed at which the mobile device is moving may be considered in determining how to present the transportation-related alerts to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: III Holdings 1, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Haag, Carlos J. Lebrilla, Marc Rush, Linda Rolfes
  • Patent number: 10372125
    Abstract: A vehicular awakening system having a drive control section capable of switching a drive state of a vehicle between automatic drive and manual drive; a pressing section capable of pressing a standard position between shoulder blades of a driver; and a pressing control section that activates the pressing section when the drive state of the vehicle is automatic drive or when said drive state of the vehicle is switched from automatic drive to manual drive by the drive control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya Watanabe, Satoshi Arikura
  • Patent number: 10373467
    Abstract: One variation of a method for detecting breach events by residents of an assisted living facility includes: defining an access perimeter containing a first space and excluding a second space within a facility, the first space and the second space separated by a door; assigning the first individual access perimeter to a first resident, in a set of residents, occupying the facility; maintaining the door in an unlocked state by default during a first period of time; tracking locations of resident wearable devices associated with residents, in the set of residents, within the facility during the first period of time; and, in response to a first location of a first resident wearable device associated with the first resident falling inside the individual access perimeter and within a threshold distance of the door at a first time during the first period of time, triggering the door to enter a locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS NORTH AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Vikram Devdas, Shane McNamara, Christopher Pang, Richard Heaton, Niall Walsh
  • Patent number: 10373457
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to security systems and methods for securing an item of merchandise from theft or unauthorized removal. For example, the security system may include a sensor configured to be coupled to the item of merchandise and a charging circuit for providing power to the sensor and/or the item of merchandise. The security system may also include a cable connected to the sensor and at least one optical transceiver for defining a sense loop between the cable and the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Gary A. Taylor, Kevin A. Burtness
  • Patent number: 10366591
    Abstract: A Safety Cooking Device includes a thermal sensor that detects infrared radiation (IR) to generate thermal images of a cooktop over time, and a controller. The controller uses the thermal images to determine whether the cooktop is unattended. Both wired and wireless embodiments of the cooking safety device are disclosed. In one implementation, the cooking safety device is in communication with and reports to a security panel of a security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Andrei Bucsa, Gregory W. Hill, Rob Vandervecht
  • Patent number: 10352972
    Abstract: A measurement and control system comprises a housing and an electrical power distribution sub-system. The housing includes a plurality of addressable and programmable modules, a module rack that is expandable and having a length, and a main controller configured to communicate with the plurality of addressable and programmable modules. Each of the addressable and programmable module is installed on the module rack in a sequential configuration and is addressable based on a specific physical location of it across the length of the module rack. The main controller communicates with the plurality of addressable and programmable modules by addressing through a communication network. The electrical power distribution sub-system is configured to monitor inputs and signals from the each addressable and programmable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventor: Amit Nayak
  • Patent number: 10343701
    Abstract: A railcar security system that includes a railcar, a first sensor having a first sensor type and a first sensor location with respect to the railcar, a second sensor having a second sensor type and a second sensor location with respect to the railcar, a first lighting group linked with the first sensor, a second lighting group linked with the second sensor, and a controller. The controller is configured to receive an arming signal, receive a trigger signal indicating a sensor of the plurality of sensors has been triggered, determine a sensor type and a sensor location for the sensor based on the trigger signal, activate the first lighting group when the determined sensor type and the determined sensor location correspond with the first sensor, and activate the second lighting group when the determined sensor type and the determined sensor location correspond with the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TRINITY NORTH AMERICAN FREIGHT CAR, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle R. Coston, Hiten Y. Mehta, Brant R. McGhee, Caglar Ozerdim, Victor M. Mankarious, Christopher C. Harkey, Kenneth W. Huck
  • Patent number: 10347116
    Abstract: A system for automatically disarming an intrusion detection system, the intrusion detection system protecting a premises and having an armed state and a disarmed state of operation, including an intrusion detection system state of operation ascertainer operable, responsive to receiving an indication of detection of an intrusion, for ascertaining whether the intrusion detection system is in the armed state; a registered mobile communicator proximity detector communicating with the intrusion detection system state of operation ascertainer and operable, responsive to ascertaining that the intrusion detection system is in the armed state of operation, for ascertaining whether at least registered mobile communicator is in a vicinity of the premises; and an automatic intrusion detection system disarmer communicating with the registered mobile communicator proximity detector and operable, responsive to the ascertaining that at least one registered mobile communicator is in the vicinity of the premises, for automatic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TYCO FIRE & SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Shai Lifshitz, Daniel Rettig
  • Patent number: 10343593
    Abstract: A method of augmented projection for vehicle passengers includes sensing that the passenger is within, or about to enter, a drop zone, and sensing one or more static obstacles within the drop zone. The method further includes highlighting at least one of the static obstacles with a projector mounted on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC.
    Inventors: Gila Kamhi, Yael Shmueli Friedland, Asaf Degani, Kobi Nistel
  • Patent number: 10346733
    Abstract: A reagent container carrier structure for holding at least one reagent container, wherein the carrier structure has thereon an RFID assembly and an optically detectable definition pattern defining an orientation of the carrier structure, is disclosed. The reagent container carrier structure may have an orientation identification label that has a front surface and a back surface, and further include an RFID assembly positioned on the back surface, and an optically detectable definition pattern defining an orientation of the label on the front surface. A reader module for reading RFID data in combination with optically detectable data defining an orientation of a respective label is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC., HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephan Sattler, Yusuke Minemura, Takuya Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10336327
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments herein provide a system of roadway network transponders (RNTs) having a plurality of activation RNTs positioned within a roadway, where each activation RNT contains electronic data for controlling the maximum attainable speed of an automobile on the roadway. The system should also include a plurality of deactivation RNTs positioned within the roadway and following the activation RNTs when moving in a direction of vehicle travel, where each deactivation RNT contains electronic data for releasing an automobile from speed controls which control the maximum attainable speed of an automobile on the roadway. The RNTs may be used to control the speed of an automobile before or near a curve, merging point of one or more roads, or a construction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Ryan Smith
  • Patent number: 10332378
    Abstract: For determining user risk using multiple data types, an apparatus is disclosed. A system, method, and program product also perform the functions of the apparatus. The apparatus for determining user risk using multiple data types includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores code executable by the processor. The processor receives first data about a user and determines a first probability of the user being at risk using the first data. In response to the first probability exceeding a first threshold, the processor receives second data, the second data being a different type of data than the first data. The processor also determines a second probability of the user being in danger using the second data. In response to the second probability exceeding a second threshold, the processor initiates an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Igor Stolbikov, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury, Rod D. Waltermann, Grigori Zaitsev
  • Patent number: 10327688
    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 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastian Böhm, Daiting Rong, Peter C. Simpson
  • Patent number: 10332386
    Abstract: Alarm system technology, in which an alarm event is detected at a property monitored by an alarm system when the alarm system was set in an armed state. Based on detection of the alarm event, an alarm probability score that indicates a likelihood of the alarm event being an emergency situation is determined and the alarm event is handled based on the determined alarm probability score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle