Patents Examined by Daniel Wu
  • Patent number: 9489813
    Abstract: A system for location of animals and/or objects in an environment includes a signal processing and signal generation system consisting of electromagnetic tags on animals (or other objects) in an environment (typically a three dimension outdoor natural environment) where the animals or objects are physically present at arbitrary locations, and an electro-magnetic signal generating, signal receiving, and signal processing system that can move through or in relation to the environment. The system can compute the location and identity of the animals or objects based on signals received from their associated tags, including the calculated location of the ID tags, which function as “Reader-Locators.” The calculated location is enhanced by information about the environment provided by maps, satellite photos, GPS, GIS and/or other data specific to the probability of the location of the animals or objects within certain regions of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Michael L. Beigel
  • Patent number: 9286791
    Abstract: A system of electronic devices for the detection and location of changes in a predetermined space for the protection and security of places, persons, and goods, including at least two general sensors and two data processing electronic devices connected to each other. One of the two data processing devices includes two electronic means. One of the electronic means reproduces with an appropriate fidelity the place to be monitored into a three-dimensional virtual reality. The second electronic means is capable of acquiring and storing security rules, receiving from the sensors and mapping their signals by correlating them according to criteria of coincidence in the virtual reality to identify events predetermined by the security rules as relevant for the activation of appropriate alarms or notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: HYPERION S.R.L.
    Inventor: Andrea Lagomarsini
  • Patent number: 9283433
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stand-alone therapeutical training device which is peculiar in that the stand-alone therapeutical training device comprising a shallow housing having at least a top surface and a bottom surface, said housing comprising at least one force sensor, said force sensor measuring the force applied to said top surface of said housing and generating a response signal, at least one user feedback unit, a controller placed inside said housing configured for controlling said user feedback unit and that the controller controls the user feedback unit proportionally to said response signal from said force sensor. Hereby can be archived a simple stand-alone therapeutically training device enabling the patient and/or the physiotherapist to evaluate the force or weight applied by the user on the upper surface of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: INNOVAID A/S
    Inventors: Martin Hjort, Tanja Aabo Pedersen
  • Patent number: 9275136
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatuses that enable an apparatus to identify sounds from short samples of audio. The apparatus may capture an audio sample and create several audio signals of different lengths, each containing audio from the captured audio sample. The apparatus my process the several audio signals in an attempt to identify features of the audio signal that indicate an identification of the captured sound. Because shorter audio samples can be analyzed more quickly, the system may first process the shortest audio samples in order to quickly identify features of the audio signal. Because longer audio samples contain more information, the system may be able to more accurately identify features in the audio signal in longer audio samples. However, analyzing longer audio signals takes more buffered audio than identifying features in shorter signals. Therefore, the present system attempts to identify features in the shortest audio signals first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, Dominick Roblek
  • Patent number: 9266400
    Abstract: An Insertable indicator with a spare receptacle includes an indicating component and a power getting plug, the indicating component comprises an enclosure and an display screen disposed in the enclosure for displaying content, the power getting plug is intended for connection with a car power getting receptacle for obtaining power therefrom and supplying it to the display screen. The indicating component of the enclosure is pivoted with a side of an exposed end of the power getting plug; and an end surface of the exposed end of the power getting plug is provided with a spare receptacle electrically connected to the car power getting receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Steelmate Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhitao Li
  • Patent number: 9259977
    Abstract: Provided are a tire pressure detecting module that simply identifies a position of a tire detecting module to automatically assign the position of the tire detecting module and a tire pressure detecting system including the same. The tire pressure detecting module includes a phase angle sensor detecting a phase angle of a wheel, a pressure detecting sensor detecting a pressure and temperature of a tire, a pressure detecting control unit extracting a phase angle number matching a phase angle of the wheel that is detected by the phase angle sensor among a plurality of phase angle numbers that are given by uniformly dividing the wheel, and a pressure detecting transmission part transmitting tire information including a pressure value or temperature value detected by the pressure detecting sensor at the retransmission interval several times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyung-Taek Kim
  • Patent number: 9251704
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing driver distraction and situation non-awareness related to a dialog of an automated dialog system in a vehicle. For a dialog policy learning session, driver distraction is introduced as an input into a penalty assigner that assesses dialog quality, and dialog acts are extended to include dialogs and dialog act presentation styles which reduce driver workload related to dialogs. The automated dialog system policy is developed during the learning process by optimizing the penalties, so that automated dialog workload is reduced in response to increased workload or anticipated workload on the driver. Methods and systems are presented for responding to both actual workload in regular vehicles as well as anticipated workload in autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventors: Eli Tzirkel-Hancock, Omer Tsimhoni
  • Patent number: 9235044
    Abstract: A light activated power indicator includes an indicator and a receptor circuit with a light sensitive device electrically connected to the indicator. The light activated power indicator further includes a first terminal electrically coupled to a first end of the receptor circuit and a second terminal electrically coupled to a second end of the receptor circuit wherein the indicator indicates a state of charge of an electrical storage device when the light sensitive device is exposed to one or more wavelengths lying within a response spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Steven Jeffrey Specht, Jordan Todorov Bourilkov
  • Patent number: 9229531
    Abstract: Haptic control device that includes a tactile panel mounted movably relative to a support including a peripheral wall, characterized by the fact that a seal is arranged on the periphery of the tactile panel in an annular space situated between the tactile panel and the peripheral wall of the support, the seal including: an inner portion in tight contact with the tactile panel, an outer portion in tight contact with the peripheral wall of the support, and a connecting portion that extends between the inner portion and the outer portion and is elastically deformable so as to absorb the relative displacements of the tactile panel relative to the peripheral wall of the support without removing the haptic effect produced by the movements of the tactile panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Cordier, Yannick Molard
  • Patent number: 9230435
    Abstract: Traffic at an intersection, or other portion of a road, is detected, and the stop/go traffic signal apparatus at the intersection, or other portion is controlled based on vehicle types in the detected traffic. A vehicle type may be determined based on information collected by that vehicle's onboard telematics unit, or with a user's device in communication therewith. An input may be received from a user device, onboard the vehicle, to request changing the current stop/go configuration of the traffic signal. The request may be processed based on the determined vehicle type to determine whether or not to change the traffic signal in response to the request. The request may be accompanied by an offer of money, and if the request is not granted, the user device may forward another request associated with a different offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: HTI IP, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas S. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9225249
    Abstract: A system including an alarm device, the alarm device further includes a switch mode buck converter, a capacitor that is charged by the buck converter, a boost converter that powers an output device primarily from energy drawn from the capacitor and circuitry coupled to the buck converter and boost converter, wherein the buck converter charges the capacitor with a relatively constant current and wherein the circuitry dynamically adjusts an instantaneous duty cycle of the buck converter to achieve the constant current based upon a power setting of the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Barson
  • Patent number: 9185899
    Abstract: A system for protecting user's body from the attacks of electro-sensitive animals is provided. The system includes a frequency generator, a modulator, a controller, a level shifter, plurality of electrodes and a power source to provide power to the controller. The controller generates pattern for the modulator and further the controller controls the frequency generator and the level shifter. The frequency generator generates waveforms and frequencies on the instructions programmed by the user in the controller. The modulator then mixes the pattern with waveforms or frequencies. The level shifter shifts results of the modulator to a higher voltage level and further transmits the polarized waveforms and frequencies to the plurality of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang Richter, Faranak Zadeh
  • Patent number: 9171453
    Abstract: Various apparatus and methods for smoke detection are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of training a classifier for a smoke detector comprises inputting sensor data from a plurality of tests into a processor. The sensor data is processed to generate derived signal data corresponding to the test data for respective tests. The derived signal data is assigned into categories comprising at least one fire group and at least one non-fire group. Linear discriminant analysis (LDA) training is performed by the processor. The derived signal data and the assigned categories for the derived signal data are inputs to the LDA training. The output of the LDA training is stored in a computer readable medium, such as in a smoke detector that uses LDA to determine, based on the training, whether present conditions indicate the existence of a fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Bruce Warmack, Dennis A. Wolf, Steven Shane Frank
  • Patent number: 9162542
    Abstract: A tire air pressure transmission device is provided that is configured to set a sampling period or cycle based on a centrifugal acceleration of a wheel in the centrifugal direction, and to detect the value of the gravitational acceleration component of the centrifugal acceleration at each set sampling period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Shima, Kazuo Sakaguchi, Syoji Terada
  • Patent number: 9142124
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle-mounted communication device that carries out radio communications with a communication device for pedestrians which is carried by a pedestrian, the vehicle-mounted communication device including: a receiver that receives pedestrian information showing whether the pedestrian belongs to a pedestrian group formed of the pedestrian and a plurality of pedestrians in the vicinity of the pedestrian from the communication device for pedestrians; a controller that judges the pedestrian information received by the receiver and issues a command to present pedestrian attention information when the pedestrian information shows that the pedestrian does not belong to a pedestrian group; and an information outputter that presents the pedestrian attention information according to the command from the controller. Therefore, the vehicle-mounted communication device enables the driver to certainly recognize the existence of a pedestrian not belonging to a pedestrian group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi Maeda, Yuji Igarashi, Yuji Hamada, Hisashi Sugawara, Takatoshi Tosa
  • Patent number: 9140596
    Abstract: A method for detecting abnormal state of medical container contains steps of: enabling a weight detecting unit to detect weight of a medical container which is coupled with a patient to acquire content change data; enabling an inclination detecting unit to detect inclination state of the medical container to acquire inclination data; receiving the content change data and the inclination data by a controlling unit; and comparing the content change data and the inclination data with preset content data and initial inclination data respectively, such that when the content change data is different from the preset content data, a warning unit is started by the controlling unit; or when the inclination data is different from the initial inclination data, the warning unit is started by the controlling unit. In addition, a device for detecting abnormal state of the medical container matches is used to execute above-mentioned steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignees: Chimei Medical Center, Astek Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jhi-Joung Wang, Willy Chou, Hsiu-Nien Shen, Bor-Shyh Lin, Jiun-Hung Lin, Chun-Hao Lu, Cheng-Chi Tai
  • Patent number: 9132771
    Abstract: A turn signal canceling device for a motorcycle includes a straight-ahead travel or turn determining unit for determining whether the motorcycle is travelling straight ahead or is turning and a turn signal cancellation controller which automatically cancels turn signal operation. When a vehicle speed is not greater than a predetermined speed and a driving force is at least a predetermined driving force at a time the straight-ahead travel or turn determining unit determines that the motorcycle is turning, the turn signal cancellation controller enters a standby state. When the straight-ahead travel or turn determining unit determines that the motorcycle is travelling straight ahead during the standby state, the turn signal cancellation controller automatically deactivates a turn signal. When the driving force becomes smaller than the predetermined driving force or turn signal becomes manually deactivated during the standby state, the turn signal cancellation controller returns to the normal operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Tetsuka, Takashi Hotei
  • Patent number: 9126532
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may include a driving intention indictor device for a car. The indictor device preferably has right, middle and left indicator lamps and a switch. The right indicator lamp is provided on a right side of a car body in the width direction. The middle indicator lamp is provided at a central position of the car body. The left indicator lamp is provided on a left side of the car body. The position of the switch is selected by a driver in correspondence with switching between an express state in which the car always travels at a “saturation speed”, a slow state in which the car travels at “mixed speed”, and a motionless state in which the car is in a “motionless”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Heiho Ichino
  • Patent number: 9113047
    Abstract: This invention includes: an obstacle detection unit 400 that detects obstacles present around the working machine, by use of an image acquired by a camera 13; a position calculating unit 500 that calculates positions of each of the detected obstacles; a hazard zone calculating unit 700 that calculates a hazard zone based upon an attitude and motion of the working machine; a determining unit 800 that determines whether further obstacles are present in the calculated hazard zone; a risk level setting unit 2000 that sets a contact risk level for each of any obstacles present in the hazard zone; an image generating unit 600 that converts the camera image into a bird's-eye image centering upon the working machine, and then generates an image inclusive of all elements of the working machine and hazard zone on the bird's-eye image by further imaging the bird's-eye image diagonally from above an obstacle for which the highest contact risk level has been set by the risk level setting unit; and a display device 1300 th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventors: Chieko Onuma, Ryo Yumiba, Hidefumi Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 9058549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an integrated circuit (30) comprising a logic circuit (42) and reception means (34) for receiving external signals and for transmitting said received external signals to said logic circuit (42), and it relates to a device coupled to such an integrated circuit and to methods for manufacturing and operating such an integrated circuit and for transmitting control data to a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Achim Hilgers