Patents Examined by Emily C Terrell
  • Patent number: 10773686
    Abstract: A vehicle card-type smart key that it includes a tact switch; and a touch input unit for sensing a touch from a user; and a control unit which performs an action related to the button input only when both a button input from said tact switch and a touch input from the touch input unit exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: BokHee Lee, HyoungLack Jung
  • Patent number: 10769949
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collaborative parking assistance using a parking facilitation circuit are provided. A method may include: using information from a plurality of sensors to locate one or more available parking spaces in a determined area; characterize the located available parking spaces to generate parking space parameters for each of the available parking spaces; generating a parking space map comprising an indication of available parking spaces, locations of the available parking spaces and parking space parameters for the available parking spaces; filtering the parking space map to include as available parking spaces only those one or more available parking spaces that, based on the parking space parameters, are compatible with a vehicle intended to park in the determined area; and providing the filtered parking space map to a user interface of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael C. Edwards, Randall M. Harris, Nutonya L. Parker, Ashok Ramadass, Kotaro Hashimoto, James H. Kikuma
  • Patent number: 10769876
    Abstract: A vehicular electronic key system includes an electronic key and a wireless communication device. The electronic key includes a first communication unit, a second communication unit, and a first controller that switches an operating state between an ON state where a function of the first communication unit is operated, and an OFF state where the function of the first communication unit is at least partially stopped, based on a result of communication of the second communication unit with the wireless communication device. The wireless communication device includes a third communication unit, and a second controller. The first controller switches the operating state when the first controller detects that the electronic key has been moved by a predetermined distance or longer outside a vehicle based on at least a result of communication of a predetermined signal by the second communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki Okada
  • Patent number: 10761179
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for localizing a source of a set of radio signals, such as radio signals received from an RFID tag at various locations. A source of a set of radio signals (such as radio signals received from an RFID tag at various locations) is localized by obtaining a plurality of radio signals in the set from a different location in an environment; determining a magnitude and received location for each of the plurality of radio signals; determining a direction for each of the plurality of radio signals by comparing each given radio signal to other radio signals in the set; and determining a location of the source of the set of radio signals by determining an intersection of the direction for each of the plurality of radio signals. The direction for each of the plurality of radio signals optionally comprises a net directional vector determined using a weighted circular mean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Lenchner, John C. Nelson, Timo Juhani Santala
  • Patent number: 10759447
    Abstract: A driving support method for a vehicle includes: acquiring a sound of a sound source placed outside the vehicle; and displaying, on a display portion, driving support information corresponding to an utterance content of the sound, the utterance content of the sound being recognized by a sound recognition process, in a display mode suggesting a relative position of the sound source from the vehicle, the relative position being specified based on the sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Chihiro Inaba
  • Patent number: 10762733
    Abstract: This invention discloses a novel system and method for automated protocols between a mobile device and an electronic ticketing verification system, where proximity detection is used to automatically display the verification or to automatically control entry gates or turnstiles when the mobile device is verified has holding a valid ticket and being located in a specific location associated with the ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Nicholas Ihm, Matthew Grasser
  • Patent number: 10751259
    Abstract: This invention relates to smart bottle system that informs the user through a display, the time and date that the contents are to be taken. More specifically, the smart bottle system provides an information to the user/patient, the time to take medication and inform the caregiver, physician, pharmacy personnel, or patient/users of missed doses, the profile, and/or the health condition of the patient/user. The bottle system may track the doses remaining in the bottle, and inform the caregiver or patient/user, or pharmacy personnel the time to get a refill of the medication. The system can able to compute the profile and/or health condition of the users, based on the medication intake, and/or missed, or users image, and can communicate with the persons located remotely by sending/receiving information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Banpil Photonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Achyut Kumar Dutta, Sudeep Hiroshi Dutta
  • Patent number: 10753821
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments disclosed herein are directed to systems and methods by which the level of liquid nitrogen in one or more liquid nitrogen storage containers can be monitored and leaks may be detected and reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: William C. Baird, IV, Chad A. Johnson, William C. Baird, III, Justin Funk, Nathan Funk
  • Patent number: 10755557
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device comprises a communication unit and at least one processor. The communication unit receives first information for detecting proximity of a vehicle to a predetermined area. The at least one processor acquires second information indicating a schedule of changing a travel direction of the vehicle. When the at least one processor detects the proximity of the vehicle to the predetermined area based on the first information received by the communication unit, the at least one processor estimates a route of the vehicle in the predetermined area based on the second information. The at least one processor transmits, using the communication unit, third information to an electronic apparatus located outside the vehicle, the third information for notifying a person getting close to the estimated route of the proximity of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Shinya Saito, Tetsushi Wakasa
  • Patent number: 10754004
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for localizing a source of a set of radio signals, such as radio signals received from an RFID tag at various locations. A source of a set of radio signals (such as radio signals received from an RFID tag at various locations) is localized by obtaining a plurality of radio signals in the set from a different location in an environment; determining a magnitude and received location for each of the plurality of radio signals; determining a direction for each of the plurality of radio signals by comparing each given radio signal to other radio signals in the set; and determining a location of the source of the set of radio signals by determining an intersection of the direction for each of the plurality of radio signals. The direction for each of the plurality of radio signals optionally comprises a net directional vector determined using a weighted circular mean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Lenchner, John C. Nelson, Timo Juhani Santala
  • Patent number: 10748413
    Abstract: A system and method for managing an aircraft personal safety device can include an RF signaling device configured to monitor a state or condition of the aircraft personal safety device, and a management device configured to determine the state or condition of the aircraft personal safety device based on communication with the RF signaling device. The method can include associating the RF signaling device with the aircraft personal safety device, and monitoring the state or condition of the aircraft personal safety device by using the management device to receive information from the RF signaling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: AEROSENS LLC
    Inventor: Maria-Esther Martinez-Barreiro
  • Patent number: 10736569
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a wireless biometric monitoring system that may be capable of acquiring, compiling, analyzing, and transmitting biometric data in near real time/real time. The system may utilize either the most up-to-date Bluetooth protocol (currently Bluetooth Smart) or a similar wireless protocol. The system may further integrate through this wireless protocol with peripheral devices to expand the measurement capacity of the system. In embodiments, the system may be capable of monitoring multiple biometric responses including, but not limited to: skin temperature, core temperature, respirations, heart rate, predicted tidal volume, chest wall movement, abdominal movement in conjunction with inspiration, abdominal movement in conjunction with expiration, HRR (heart rate reserve), HRV (heart rate variability), body position relevant to perpendicular, shoulder position relevant to hip position, general body posture, up time, down time, and malfunctions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cipher Skin
    Inventors: Phillip Bogdanovich, Craig Weller
  • Patent number: 10736977
    Abstract: Indicator systems and methods associated with high intensity narrow spectrum light are provided. In one example embodiment, a lighting system can include one or more high intensity narrow spectrum (HINS) light sources configured to emit HINS light. The system can further include an indicator circuit configured to provide at least one indicator associated with one or more parameters of the HINS light and/or operational performance of the HINS light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Christopher Lane Bailey
  • Patent number: 10741042
    Abstract: A method for assessing health risk of a resident at a facility includes: tracking a first series of locations of a first wearable device associated with a resident of the facility; and tracking a first series of activities detected by the first wearable device; calculating a baseline action profile of the resident based on the first series of locations and the first series of activities; tracking a second series of locations of the first wearable device; tracking a second series of activities detected by the first wearable device; calculating a second action profile of the resident based on the second series of locations and the second series of activities; and in response to a deviation between the baseline action profile and the second action profile exceeding a deviation threshold, transmitting a prompt to a care provider associated with the facility to investigate a health status of the resident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PHILIPS NORTH AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Vikram Devdas, Shane McNamara, Chris Pang
  • Patent number: 10741058
    Abstract: Electronic door stop devices, an electronic door stop remote broadcast device, and a visual lockdown notification and alert device are disclosed. The electronic door stop devices include a sound-activated remote release electronic door stop that automatically detects a particular sound and releases a propped open door and a silent broadcast signal-activated electronic door stop that provides automatic closing of propped open doors, by both silent broadcast signal and particular sound detection. The electronic door stop remote broadcast device broadcasts a wireless data signal to multiple silent broadcast signal-activated electronic door stops to automatically and concurrently release any doors propped open by the silent broadcast signal-activated electronic door stops. The visual lockdown notification and alert device flashes an LED visual alert in silent mode or sound-activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Douglas Miller
  • Patent number: 10728634
    Abstract: A method performed by a plurality of digital sensing nodes included in a sensing network having a controller and/or host is provided. The method includes a first sensing node of the plurality of digital sensing nodes being configured with a configuration file selected from a plurality of configuration files, the configuration file defining a plurality of action sets to perform in association with detection of respective first and second events. The plurality of digital sensing nodes are configured for acquiring sensed data for monitoring a system. The first sensing node is configured based on the configuration file for, autonomously of the sensing network controller and host, detecting at least one of the first and second events as a function of sensed data output by a sensing element of the first sensing node, performing a first action set if the first event is detected, and performing a second action set if the second event is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Gang, Travis Dement, Benjamin T. Rule, Thomas Henck
  • Patent number: 10713934
    Abstract: A unified presence detection and prediction platform that is privacy aware is described. The platform is receives signals from plural sensor devices that are disposed within a premises. The platform produces profiles of entities based on detected characteristics developed from relatively inexpensive and privacy-aware sensors, i.e., non-video and non-audio sensor devices. The platform using these profiles and sensor signals from relatively inexpensive and privacy-aware sensors determines specific identification and produces historical patterns. Also described are techniques that allow users (persons), when authorized, to control remote devices/systems generally without direct interaction with such systems merely by the systems detecting and in instances predicting the specific presence of an identified individual in a location within the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Rajmy Sayavong, Gregory W. Hill, David J. LeBlanc, Samuel D. Rosewall, Jr., Gerald M. Bluhm, Michael DeRose, IV, Rob Vandervecht
  • Patent number: 10706652
    Abstract: An input device includes a touch pad may include a transmissive material, a touch detector disposed at a rear portion of the touch pad, a printed circuit board connected to the touch detector, and a plurality of light emitting devices mounted on the printed circuit board, wherein a plurality of input elements is provided on a back surface of the touch detector. Each input element has at least two symbols that are formed in overlap with each other and in mutually different colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, LS Automotive Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hye Kyung Kim, Sung Sik Choi, Dae Ig Jung, Young Ju Lee, Keon Soo Jin, Dae Wook Kwon, Min Seok Kwon, Won Lee, Moon Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10696305
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for measuring physiological information of a living subject in a vehicle are provided. The apparatus includes an illumination unit configured to emit light at a wavelength and illuminate a region of interest (ROI) of the living subject with the emitted light; a light sensing unit configured to remotely acquire signals of light in a range of wavelengths reflected from the ROI of the living subject responsive to the illumination; a remote photoplethysmography (PPG) extraction unit configured to extract PPG signals from the acquired signals of light; a PPG processing unit configured to process the extracted PPG signals in the form of vital signs and subsequently determine a physical and psychological status of the living subject according to the vital signs; and a control unit configured to activate the illumination unit in a time-varying pattern and to activate the light sensing unit accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: XMOTORS.AI INC.
    Inventors: Tianshuo Zhang, Yandong Guo, Cheng Lu
  • Patent number: 10692334
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a power supply in a doorbell system includes a boost rectifier circuit with a plurality of active devices arranged in a bridge topology that are configured to receive an AC input voltage, generate a DC output voltage by rectifying the AC input voltage, drive an electric load using the rectified DC voltage, and boost an amplitude of the AC input voltage. Two of the plurality of active devices in the boost rectifier circuit may be pulse driven and can control an operation of a mechanical or digital chime device. The chime device can include a solenoid and the boost rectifier circuit may utilize the solenoid as an energy storage element to facilitate the boosting of the amplitude of the AC input voltage. The boost rectifier circuit may boost the AC input voltage by at least a multiplication factor of two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: John M. Long, Jonathan Reckless, Aron Rosenberg