Patents Examined by Fabricio R Murillo Garcia
  • Patent number: 10297141
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described to automatically re-enable monitoring of a bypassed security sensor by a security system control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Lamb
  • Patent number: 10290201
    Abstract: A glucose meter with an adjustable alarm and an integral wireless transmitter to send a user a reminder to take a second glucose level measurement. The glucose meter with an alarm features a housing with a display and input buttons connected to a microprocessor. The housing has a slot designed to accept a strip with a sample of blood. A glucose level sensor within the housing is adapted to measure the glucose level of the blood sample. After the measurement is taken, an alarm is set to activate after a predetermined period of the time, reminding a user to take a second glucose level measurement. The alarm can be an auditory or a vibrating alarm. Additionally, the wireless transmitter is designed to send an email or text message to a user as a reminder to take a second glucose level measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Linda Marc
  • Patent number: 10282947
    Abstract: The device for signalling direction comprises a support (2) predisposed to be worn by a user and carrying at least a first direction light source (50) and a second direction light source (50), each indicating a respective rotation direction of said wearable support (2). At least one sensor element is associated with the support (2) to measure at least a value of the acceleration and/or a value of the angular speed assumed by the wearable support (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Davide Corradini
  • Patent number: 10281985
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to fiber actuators for providing haptic feedback, and haptic actuation resulting from mechanical and/or electrostatic (non-mechanical) interactions with the fiber actuators. Such fiber actuators are useful in structural materials, including as elements of wearables or accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vahid Khoshkava, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10270583
    Abstract: A transmit (TX) signal path circuit in a multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) transceiver responsive to a digital front end (DFE) for generating receive (RX) path phase alignment signals is disclosed. A digital up-conversion block uses a first numerically-controlled oscillator (NCO) for generating digital intermediate frequency (IF) signals for ordinary TX signal generation, and a different, second NCO for generating digital IF signals for RX phase alignment signal generation. An RF up-conversion block uses a TX local oscillator (LO) for generating analog RF signals for ordinary TX signal generation, and a different feedback (FB) LO for generating analog RF signals for RX phase alignment signal generation. Thus, phase alignment of the circuitry used for ordinary TX signal generation is left undisturbed by RX phase alignment signal generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Maxlinear Asia Singapore PTE LTD
    Inventors: Mark Hiebert, Jay Chen
  • Patent number: 10262514
    Abstract: Disclosed is an emergency detection and response system using LED-lighting modules. The emergency detection and response system using LED-lighting modules, according to the present invention, comprises: a plurality of LED-lighting modules having an emergency sensor for sensing an emergency and a communication sensor; a communication network for, if an emergency is detected by the emergency sensor, receiving emergency detection signals transmitted via the communication sensor and providing the emergency detection signals to an operation unit; a control unit for controlling the LED-lighting modules according to control signals received from the operation unit or a specific emergency detection signal among the emergency detection signals; and a cloud platform for building, as a database, the emergency detection signals received from the communication network or the control signals corresponding to the emergency detection signals and transmitting an early warning signal on the basis of the received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: JPK KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Seok Tae Kim, Hong Min Lee, Yoon Il Koh
  • Patent number: 10259464
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling at least one predefined function of an electronic multi-function apparatus usable during travel by a vehicle driver is provided. The electronic multi-function apparatus is connected to a control unit of the vehicle by a communication link. Data of the vehicle driver and/or data on the journey is acquired, and on the basis of the acquired data at least one characteristic value which is characteristic of the degree of loading of the vehicle driver by his current vehicle control process is formed. The at least one predefined function of the electronic multi-function apparatus is controlled based on the at least one characteristic value in such a way that a degree of loading of the vehicle driver when using the function is matched to the degree of loading of the vehicle driver corresponding to the current vehicle control process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dominik Gusenbauer, Olga Karsunke, Anastasia Petrou, Christian Spies, Markus Strassberger
  • Patent number: 10249156
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for providing a haptic effect in an electronic device. The electronic device includes at least one sensor, at least one processor, and a memory electrically coupled to the at least one processor, storing instructions executable by the at least one processor. The instructions implement the method, including detecting at least one haptic event related to content output by the electronic device, detecting movement information indicating movement of a haptic providing module electrically coupled to the electronic device, via the at least one sensor, wherein the haptic providing module includes one or more haptic actuators, and selecting at least one haptic actuator of the one or more haptic actuators based on at least one attribute of the at least one haptic event and the detected movement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongjae Shin, Kyungtae Kim, Sun-Kee Lee, Yo-Han Lee, Eun Jung Hyun
  • Patent number: 10249166
    Abstract: A child tracking system includes an electronic device that may be manipulated by a first user. The electronic device has a first transceiver and the first transceiver is in electrical communication with an extrinsic communication network. A tracking unit is provided and the tracking unit is worn on a second user. The tracking unit has a second transceiver and the second transceiver is in remote communication with the electronic device via the extrinsic communication network. The tracking unit selectively transmits a first signal to the electronic device to alert the first user that the second user needs assistance. The tracking unit selectively transmits a second signal to emergency responders via the extrinsic communication network to notify the emergency responders that the second user needs assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Carter
  • Patent number: 10242542
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alarm pane arrangement having: at least one first pane which is composed of tempered glass, having an outside surface and an inside surface, at least one transparent, electrically conductive coating which is arranged on the inside surface of the first pane, a sensor unit with a capacitive sensor which is capacitively coupled to the transparent, electrically conductive coating, where the sensor unit outputs an alarm signal in the event of deviations in a measurement signal of the capacitive sensor from a comparison value, where the capacitive sensor contains i) precisely one measuring electrode or ii) a measuring electrode and a reference ground electrode or iii) a measuring electrode, a reference ground electrode and at least one compensation electrode, and where the measuring electrode is DC-isolated from the transparent, electrically conductive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Stefan Droste, Guillaume Francois, Christian Effertz
  • Patent number: 10238551
    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: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MAVIN WEAR INC.
    Inventor: Lu Wang
  • Patent number: 10242576
    Abstract: The obstacle detection device comprises: a first camera installed on a moving vehicle used for photographing a frontward or rearward view of the vehicle; a second camera installed on the vehicle used for photographing a sideward view of the vehicle; a parking space detection unit for detecting a parking space on the basis of an image obtained by photographing by the first camera; a memory unit for storing a real-space area of the parking space; a motion acquisition unit for acquiring information about behaviors of the vehicle; an obstacle calculation unit for calculating information about an obstacle present in the vicinity of the parking space on the basis of multiple images obtained by photographing by the second camera at different points in time; and a processing area setting unit for controlling, the calculation by the obstacle calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kume, Masahiro Kiyohara, Kimiyoshi Machii, Noriyasu Hasejima, Yoshitaka Uchida, Takehito Ogata, Yuta Ohizumi
  • Patent number: 10235845
    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: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Jerald A. Trepanier
  • Patent number: 10232813
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a motor vehicle, in which an emergency call of the motor vehicle is made and, through the emergency call, image data from at least one camera of the motor vehicle and state data from at least one vehicle component, which differs from the camera of the motor vehicle are sent out to a vehicle-external facility, wherein the state data is, before being conveyed to the vehicle-external facility, embedded into an image signal formed from the image data in accordance with a predetermined image coding standard, and the image signal with the embedded state data is sent out to the vehicle-external facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventor: Juergen Loeffler
  • Patent number: 10235857
    Abstract: A computerized safety tracking and proximity warning method and system for personnel, plant and equipment operating both above and below the ground and moving therebetween comprising a computer adapted to receive wireless position information from transponders carried or worn by personnel, and affixed to plant or equipment via one or more wireless communication protocols to provide a seamless visual display of their relative positions whether above or below ground level or moving therebetween, and wherein an alarm is triggered to alert an operator or worker if the locations of the personnel and plant or equipment are within a predetermined and unsafe distance of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: EMB Safety Helmet Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeanette Jones
  • Patent number: 10229596
    Abstract: A lidar system can be provided for measuring a clearance of overhead infrastructure, such as a bridge or overpass. The lidar system can alert a vehicle driver or automatically brake the vehicle if the available clearance is smaller than a height of the vehicle. The lidar system can emit rays of light over a range of angles towards a target region where the rays of light can have a vertical span. The lidar system can then receive rays of light reflected or scattered from the target region and can determine a distance traveled by the rays of light by determining a round trip travel time of the rays. A clearance of the overhead infrastructure can then be determined using geometric relationships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Harvey Weinberg
  • Patent number: 10229570
    Abstract: Technologies for detecting a physical assault against a user include one or more clothing sensor modules coupled to a garment of the user. Each clothing sensor module is configured to produce sensor data indicative of the removal of the garment from the user and determine whether a physical assault is presently occurring against the user using an assault detection model with the sensor data as an input to the assault detection model. In response to a determination of the physical assault against the user, the clothing sensor module is configured to alert a trust party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Balkaran Gill, Suraj Sindia, Zhen Yao, Mariano Phielipp
  • Patent number: 10223889
    Abstract: Disclosed is an emergency detection and response system using LED-lighting modules. The emergency detection and response system using LED-lighting modules, according to the present invention, comprises: a plurality of LED-lighting modules having an emergency sensor for sensing an emergency and a communication sensor; a communication network for, if an emergency is detected by the emergency sensor, receiving emergency detection signals transmitted via the communication sensor and providing the emergency detection signals to an operation unit; a control unit for controlling the LED-lighting modules according to control signals received from the operation unit or a specific emergency detection signal among the emergency detection signals; and a cloud platform for building, as a database, the emergency detection signals received from the communication network or the control signals corresponding to the emergency detection signals and transmitting an early warning signal on the basis of the received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: JPK Korea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Min Park, Seok Tae Kim, Hong Min Lee, Yoon Il Koh
  • Patent number: 10202103
    Abstract: A motor vehicle management system provides theft prevention based on contextual information. The motor vehicle management platform includes sensing equipment that can provide input data to determine a context of the vehicle and an operator of the vehicle. The context can include location information of the motor vehicle and an identity of the operator of the motor vehicle. Based on permissions for the operator, the system can determine if a context of the vehicle violates permissions for the identified operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tamir D. Munafo, Lital Shiryan, Yuli Barcohen, Varada Tarun Rao, Suraj Sindia
  • Patent number: 10198926
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus and method therefor according to the present invention are an apparatus and method for receiving and displaying monitoring information in an object monitoring system for sensing and monitoring an object, have a plurality of operation modes including a condition check mode of checking a condition of the object until receiving an intention to actually perform an action on the object after receiving the monitoring information, and prohibit executing the condition check mode on the object when a condition of the object is being checked by other apparatus in the condition check mode. The present invention relates to an object monitoring system using the terminal apparatuses, and a central processing apparatus and central processing method therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masanori Yamashita, Aki Tsuji, Atsuhiro Noda