Patents Examined by Fabricio R Murillo Garcia
  • Patent number: 10930102
    Abstract: A method includes constructing a WTG structure including a first wall and a second wall, the first and second walls defining a walk though pass way between an entrance and an exit, positioning at least one sensor at the entrance and the exit of a cavity defined by the walk though pass way, positioning at least one first antenna facing toward an inside region of the WTG structure, positioning at least one second antenna facing away from the inside region of the WTG structure, connecting an RFID reader to the at least one first and second antennas, and, judging, via a judgement module, if an RFID tag is located inside or outside the walk though gate structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Mohammad Khojastepour, Mustafa Arslan, Sampath Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 10930135
    Abstract: This disclosure describes methods and apparatus for hygiene monitoring in chain restaurants and grocery superstores. Four sub-systems are introduced to take care of different aspects of hygiene in restaurants. One sub-system uses contactless and in-contact temperature sensors installed on appliances to constantly monitor the temperature of working appliances to be in pre-defined range and use an Internet of Things gateways to transmit the data to remote control unit. The system generate an alert or report if the temperature of the appliances falls beyond the predefined range for more than a specific period of time. Another sub-system use a combination of temperature, humidity, UV and gas detectors to monitor the environment to be unsuitable for growth of fungus and bacteria and alert in case of exposure to harmful material and sun radiation. This sub-system also use an Internet of Things gateways to transmit the data to remote control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Arian Shoari
  • Patent number: 10918530
    Abstract: Remotely detecting the presence of urine or feces in a diaper of an infant or adult using a disposable sensor placed inside the diaper, in conjunction with a permanent device that is capable of wirelessly transmitting data to a mobile device or base station is disclosed. The permanent device can also be capable of measuring temperature and body movements. This additional information can be used in conjunction with the detection of urine or feces to identify patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mavin Wear Inc.
    Inventor: Lu Wang
  • Patent number: 10911842
    Abstract: A sauna monitoring method and system, in which an interfacing unit receives measurement information from a plurality of sensors and outputs the measurement information over a digital bus. An access unit receives the measurement information from the digital bus sends the measurement information to one or more recipients in the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Risto Tapio Yli-Kovero
  • Patent number: 10909788
    Abstract: Cameras capture time-stamped images of predefined areas (zones) and assets (objects). Behaviors and actions of persons are tracked in the images with respect to the zones and the objects based on rules. Persons are identified when the behaviors or actions indicate that the persons are attempting to access a particular zone or a particular object. Multifactor authentication is performed on the persons based on the rules and access to the particular zone or the particular object is granted or denied. All access attempts along with the corresponding images associated with the access attempts are logged for auditing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Burris, Sudip Rahman Khan, Jodessiah Sumpter
  • Patent number: 10906556
    Abstract: A method, a system, and computer readable medium for oncoming vehicle warning are provided. The method includes determining whether a vehicle is on an unpaved road; determining whether an oncoming vehicle is in a path of the vehicle based on communication data acquired from a communication system of the vehicle when the vehicle is on the unpaved road; and outputting an alert when the oncoming vehicle is in the path of the vehicle and the oncoming vehicle is out of a line-of-sight of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Ethan W. Pomish
  • Patent number: 10882448
    Abstract: A method, a device and a computer-readable storage medium with instructions for identifying an exit side of a motor vehicle. In a first step, the existence of an exit situation is detected. If an exit situation exists, an exit side of the motor vehicle is ascertained. Finally, the opening of a door is simulated on the ascertained exit side. For example, a brightness can be increased on the ascertained exit side, outside sounds can be reproduced, or an air stream can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Frederik Ueberschär, Daniel Palzer
  • Patent number: 10885753
    Abstract: A anti-theft device with a remote alarm feature is provided. The device is configured to attach to an item of retail merchandise and detect when a predetermined motion and light condition are met which together are indicative of a potential retail theft. Upon detection, the device is configured to generate a local alarm, and send a radio frequency to a remote device to generate an alarm at the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Fasteners for Retail, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent O. Ewing, Chan Chor Man, Thomas O. Nagel
  • Patent number: 10874089
    Abstract: A temperature monitoring device for an animal such as a horse including a housing including a body, and a base with an aperture; a temperature sensor at least partly extending through the aperture; wireless communication for transmitting temperature measurements to a mobile device; wherein the base is provided with first attachment for attaching the base to the animal such that the temperature sensor contacts the animal; and the body is provided with second attachment to secure the body to the base via the first attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Epona Biotec Limited
    Inventors: Michael John Hurley, Adrian Cecil Poon
  • Patent number: 10873492
    Abstract: Provided is a transmission method that improves data reception quality in radio transmission using a single-carrier scheme and/or a multi-carrier scheme. The transmission method includes: generating a plurality of first modulated signals and a plurality of second modulated signals from transmission data, the plurality of first modulated signals being signals generated using a 16 QAM modulation scheme, and the plurality of second modulated signals being signals generated using uniform constellation 64 QAM modulation; generating, from the plurality of first modulated signals and the plurality of second modulated signals, a plurality of first signal-processed signals and a plurality of second signal-processed signals which satisfy a predetermined equation; and changing the predetermined equation when a 64 QAM modulation used to generate the plurality of second modulated signals is switched from the uniform constellation 64 QAM modulation to a non-uniform constellation 64 QAM modulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10872209
    Abstract: A system may sense the contents of a closed container, by analyzing a wireless signal that reflects from an RFID tag on the outside of the container. The frequency response of the tag's antenna may be affected by the relative permittivity of the contents and by the tag's environment. The frequency response may be measured in a line-of-sight environment and in a multipath environment. Channel estimates may be calculated, based on the measurements. Channel ratios may be calculated by dividing line-of-sight channel estimates by multipath channel estimates. The resulting channel ratios may be fed into a variational autoencoder, which in turn generates synthetic data that contains information about multipath environments but not the contents. The output of the variational autoencoder may be converted into synthetic channel estimates, which may in turn be employed for anomaly detection, or to train a classifier to classify contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Unsoo Ha, Junshan Leng, Alaa Khaddaj, Yunfei Ma, Tzu Ming Hsu, Zexuan Zhong, Fadel Adib
  • Patent number: 10860873
    Abstract: Driver behavior recognition or driver behavior prediction are described herein. A first image sequence including image frames associated with a forward-facing image capture device of a vehicle and a corresponding vehicle data signal sequence may be received. A second image sequence including image frames associated with a rear or driver facing image capture device of the vehicle may be received. Feature vectors may be generated for respective sequences using neural networks, such as a convolutional neural network (CNN), a depth CNN, a recurrent neural network (RNN), a fully connected layer, a long short term memory (LSTM) layer, etc. A fusion feature may be generated by performing data fusion on any combination of the feature vectors. A predicted driver behavior may be generated based on the LSTM layer and n image frames on an image sequence and include x number of prediction frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Athmanarayanan Lakshmi Narayanan, Yi-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 10861295
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame, support surface, cable interface, switches, a location detector, and a controller. The switches are electrically coupled to the interface and the controller selects a configuration for the plurality of switches based on a current location of the patient support apparatus within a healthcare facility. Alternatively or additionally, a user interface may display a plurality of identifiers that each identifies a predefined configuration for the switches wherein the controller configures the switches according to an identifier selected by the user. A transceiver on board the patient support apparatus may communicate with different fixed transmitters and the controller may implement different switch configurations based on messages from the different fixed transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Jerald A. Trepanier
  • Patent number: 10863253
    Abstract: A method operates a mobile readout system having at least one stationary consumption meter and a mobile readout receiver for reading out the consumption meter as the readout receiver moves past the consumption meter. A two-way communication takes place between the consumption meter and the readout receiver by using the consumption meter to transmit status information stored in the consumption meter, using the readout receiver to receive the status information, using the readout receiver to request additional information from the consumption meter by using a request command, and transmitting encrypted additional information from the consumption meter to the readout receiver. A readout receiver having a receiver for acquiring data from a plurality of spatially distributed consumption meters by using radio transmission according to the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Diehl Metering Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Guy Bach, Bernard Dockwiller, Eric Perrin, Thomas Blank, Petra Joppich-Dohlus, Thomas Kauppert, Klaus Gottschalk, Stefan Herr
  • Patent number: 10844709
    Abstract: A method for configuring transmission signals is disclosed. The method includes receiving a signal from a downhole tool in a wellbore. The signal may include a telemetry portion and a noise portion. The method also includes reproducing the telemetry portion based at least partially on the signal. Further, the method includes subtracting the telemetry portion from the signal. The method includes estimating, based at least partially on the subtraction, the noise portion of the signal. The method also includes altering a transmission configuration of the downhole tool based at least partially on the noise portion of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Julius Kusuma, Arnaud Jarrot, Adeel Mukhtar, Liang Sun, Robert W. Tennent, David Kirk Conn, Luis Eduardo DePavia
  • Patent number: 10825549
    Abstract: The field of this invention is classifying animal behaviors. In particular the fields of this invention include using animals in vivariums, such as rodents, particularly mice. Ultrasonic vocalizations of mice in a vivarium are compared to a predetermined set of positive phenotypes and to a predetermined set of negative phenotypes. The output of those comparisons are then compared to determine a metric of distance to classify vocalizations as closer to or more distant from elements of the positive or negative sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Vium, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Betts-Lacroix, Laura Schaevitz
  • Patent number: 10815723
    Abstract: The safety barrier gate with alarm comprises a gate, an approach sensor, a pressure sensor, and an alarm. The gate may be adapted to block a passage to restrict the movement of a child. As non-limiting examples, the passage may be a doorway or a hallway. The alarm may warn when the approach sensor detects that the child has entered a protection zone that is located on a front side of the gate or when the pressure sensor detects that the child is in the process of climbing the gate. The alarm may selectively provide an audible indication upon detection by the approach sensor or by the pressure sensor. The audible indication may alert an adult to an attempt by the child to leave an area of confinement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: William Davis
  • Patent number: 10815006
    Abstract: A landing strobe is provided having an optical emitter configured to emit an optical signal. An input device can be coupled to the optical emitter for setting the optical signal to a signature strobe output unique to the landing strobe. A landing zone designation system is also provided having a landing strobe configured to emit a signature strobe output unique to the landing strobe. An aircraft spaced from the landing strobe can include a detector for optically receiving the signature strobe output to determine the landing zone is proper to land the aircraft if the signature strobe output matches an expected signature strobe output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Elbit Systems of America, LLC
    Inventor: John G. Williams
  • Patent number: 10810854
    Abstract: A monitoring system that is configured to monitor a property includes a camera that is configured to capture video data of the property. The monitoring system further includes a microphone that is configured to capture audio data of the property. The monitoring system further includes a monitor control unit that is configured to access and analyze the video data. The monitor control unit is further configured to determine that an alarm condition does not exist at the property. The monitor control unit is further configured to access and analyze the audio data. The monitor control unit is further configured to override the determination that an alarm condition does not exist at the property. The monitor control unit is further configured to, based on overriding the determination that an alarm condition does not exist at the property, perform a monitoring system action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Matthew Daniel Correnti
  • Patent number: 10806129
    Abstract: The field of this invention is classifying animal behaviors. In particular the fields of this invention include using animals in vivariums, such as rodents, particularly mice. Animal behaviors are classified according to behaviors consistent with healthy or unhealthy organs or locations within organs, such as the brain. Injected neoplastic cells may be used to create an unhealthy organ or location within an organ. Classifications also include responses to different therapies. The behavior of the animals is observed using fully automatic, continuous monitoring using per-cage ultrasonic and video sensors, where behavior recording is free of human, manual actions. Observed behavior is consistent with healthy or unhealthy behaviors specific to the injection site. Both positive and negative baseline behaviors are collected, typically using the same system or method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Vium, Inc.a
    Inventors: Jonathan Betts-Lacroix, Laura Schaevitz