Patents Examined by Daniel Previl
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10660325
    Abstract: The invention concerns an apparatus and a method for deterring birds, comprising a frame fixedly disposed on a structure; a laser light generator connected with the frame, including a laser light source for generating a laser light beam; a supply circuit for supplying the laser light source; driving means connected with the laser light generator, for having at least a part of the laser light generator move; and a control element for controlling the laser light source and the drivable part of the laser light generator, wherein the driving means are arranged for causing a movement to be executed of at least a drivable part of the laser light generator. Thus, an apparatus and a method are obtained having a greater effect in deterring birds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Steinar Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Steinar Finn Boye Henskes, Pim Roelof Clement Tammes, Tim Sprang
  • Patent number: 10665089
    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: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 10657222
    Abstract: A real time medical communication system for sending Notifications of medical Alerts includes a data translation layer for receiving real time medical data from one or more sources via a network and an Alerts engine. The Alerts engine may include a message processing module including an entity extraction module configured to extract entities from the real time medical data; and a fragment generation module configured to define fragments comprising events of interest for defining one or more medical Alerts. The Alerts engine may further include an Alert generation module that may include fragment query and evaluation modules for analyzing received real time medical data for defined fragments and generating one or more medical Alerts therefrom. A Notification module may also be provided for sending Notifications of Alerts to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Iodine Software, LLC
    Inventors: William Chan, Michael Kadyan, Joshua Toub, W. Lance Eason
  • Patent number: 10655468
    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: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Joy Global Underground Mining LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Siegrist, Nigel J. Buttery, Lachlan Palmer
  • Patent number: 10653350
    Abstract: A data processing device that performs data processing of monitoring a person, the data processing device includes: a calculator configured to calculate pupil movement and head movement of the person; an evaluator configured to evaluate a suitability degree of a situation in calculating the VOR; a provision unit configured to provide the suitability degree evaluated by the evaluator to data calculated by the calculator; a selector configured to select a first technique of calculating the sleepiness based on the VOR of the person or a second technique different from the first technique based on the suitability degree provided to the data; a first sleepiness calculator configured to calculate the sleepiness based on the first technique when the selector selects the first technique; and a second sleepiness calculator configured to calculate the sleepiness based on the second technique when the selector selects the second technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Ayumi Takemoto, Koichi Kinoshita, Hitoshi Mukai, Shigenori Nagae, Yamato Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10657799
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for sending emergency alerts. In some embodiments, sensors and wearable devices may trigger and send the emergency alerts and/or warning signals via available communication devices. Multi-media emergency alerts are also disclosed that include situational awareness information for effective and efficient emergency response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Anil Mehta, Michael John Martin, Nicholas Edward Horelik