Patents Examined by Fabricio R Murillo Garcia
  • Patent number: 11373489
    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: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Jerald A. Trepanier
  • Patent number: 11350352
    Abstract: A gateway for use with a client device and a number n access points. The gateway includes a data communication component that can communicate with each of the n access points, and an AP/C management component that can generate a NAC report request, generate an issue request, and generate a steering instruction. The data communication component can further transmit the NAC report request to the n access points. The data communication component can further transmit the issue request to the client device. The AP/C management component can generate the steering instruction based on n non-associated NAC reports. The data communication component can further transmit the steering instruction to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Krishna Prasad Panje, Anil Kumar Nellore
  • Patent number: 11340117
    Abstract: A method and device for measuring body temperature and a smart apparatus are disclosed. The method comprises: when a temperature measuring instruction is received, starting a camera and a first infrared thermometer; photographing a user by using the camera to obtain an image, and identifying the image to determine a part to be measured of the user; acquiring a distance between the first infrared thermometer and the user; when the distance is equal to a preset distance threshold, controlling the first infrared thermometer to measure the temperature of the part to be measured of the user; wherein the preset distance threshold is set according to a focal length of a Fresnel lens of the first infrared thermometer; and according to a preset rule and the measured temperature, determining a value or a value range of the user's body temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Jian Zhu, Xiangdong Zhang, Zhenyu Yu, Zhiping Luo, Dong Yan
  • Patent number: 11341838
    Abstract: A method may include receiving an alert and a recorded data set from a first monitoring system and receiving a first set of permissions from the first monitoring system. The method may also include determining a permission associated with sharing of the recorded data set based at least in part on the first set of permissions. The method may also include determining that sharing of at least a portion of the recorded data from the first monitoring system is permitted based at least in part on the permission and sharing the at least a portion of the recorded data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Yevgeniy Viatcheslavovich Khmelev, Oscar Guerra, Jeffrey Neal Pollack, Janelle Denice Dziuk, Ashley Raine Philbrick, Ryan Thomas Russell, David Patrick Dixon
  • Patent number: 11330793
    Abstract: A wireless activity and environmental monitoring system and device for small, caged mammals is disclosed which combines all sensing, processing, and communication functions of a small animal home cage health and monitoring system into a device small enough in volume that it can be unobtrusively placed in animals' home cages. The device is battery-powered and communicates wirelessly and requires no extraneous supporting hardware for operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Andrew Michael Sloan
  • Patent number: 11328607
    Abstract: A method of identifying vacant parking locations includes receiving sensor data captured with respect to a parking aisle and analyzing the received sensor data to detect shadows cast by parked vehicles within the parking aisle. Vacant parking spots are detected based on the detected shadows. An output is generated indicating whether a parking spot vacancy has been detected within the parking aisle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Mason B. Sutorius
  • Patent number: 11328604
    Abstract: A pedestrian alert system and method that acts in two alternative manners: (1) an individual device is configured to “listen” for an audible alert (over ambient noise) or “look” for a visual alert issued by the driver of a vehicle, or the vehicle itself, in advance of an impending impact event and, upon detecting such audible or visual alert, issue a local alert to a pedestrian, cyclist, scooter rider, skateboarder, or other vulnerable road user wearing the individual device; and (2) upon the automated detection of an impending impact event by a vehicle, the vehicle is configured to automatically emit an audible and/or non-audible signal that is detected by the individual device associated with the pedestrian, cyclist, scooter rider, skateboarder, or other vulnerable road user and acted upon to locally alert the pedestrian, cyclist, scooter rider, skateboarder, or other vulnerable road user of the impending impact event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Mikael Ljung Aust, Jenny Strömberg, Magdalena Lindman
  • Patent number: 11311194
    Abstract: A physiological sensor for near-infrared spectroscopy at various depths includes elementary modules, each provided with at least one element chosen among transmitters of near infrared beams and receivers that are photosensitive in near-infrared, wherein each elementary module is connected to an adjacent elementary module by means of an articulation coupled to an angle sensor configured to measure the angle of inclination between the two elementary modules, wherein the elementary modules are assembled in order to form an optoelectronic layer that can be configured between a planar configuration in a main plane in which each articulation has an angle of inclination that is zero with respect to the main plane, and a plurality of curved configurations in which at least one of the articulations has an angle of inclination that is not zero with respect to the main plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: BRAINDEX s.a.s
    Inventors: Thierry Cussac, Antonio Luna Arriaga
  • Patent number: 11316967
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a screen ON-and-OFF state control method and a mobile terminal. The screen ON-and-OFF state control method includes: during a distance detection through a far-channel IR detection, when a timing start condition for a near-channel IR detection has been met, interrupting the far-channel IR detection, and enabling the near-channel IR detection for the distance detection; and controlling ON and OFF states of a screen of the mobile terminal in accordance with a distance detection result of the near-channel IR detection. A transmission power of an IR light beam corresponding to the far-channel IR detection is greater than a transmission power of an IR light beam corresponding to the near-channel IR detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinyao Xie, Weirong Yan
  • Patent number: 11307309
    Abstract: Mobile LiDAR platforms for vehicle tracking are provided. In various embodiments, a time-series of point clouds is received from a LiDAR sensor. Each point cloud of the time series of point clouds is projected onto a plane. The projected point clouds are provided to a convolutional neural network. At least one bounding box of a vehicle within each of the projected point clouds is received from the convolutional neural network. A relative speed of the vehicle is determined from the bounding boxes with the projected point clouds. A reference speed of the LiDAR sensor is determined from the GPS receiver. From the relative speed and the reference speed, an absolute speed of the vehicle is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: COM-IoT Technologies
    Inventors: Mohamed Sadek, Omar Barakat, Mahmoud Zidan, Loay Amin
  • Patent number: 11308291
    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 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Unsoo Ha, Junshan Leng, Alaa Khaddaj, Yunfei Ma, Tzu Ming Hsu, Zexuan Zhong, Fadel Adib
  • Patent number: 11290363
    Abstract: A self-localizing autonomous underwater vehicle swarm that is operable to accurately localize each individual unit within the swarm while only requiring a single node at a known location to do so. The methods described herein can localize all members of a swarm with minimal, if any, effect on the size, weight, power, and cost of a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Svstems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. DeWeert
  • Patent number: 11278007
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for selecting a sound type of interest from a first (e.g., master/global) machine learning library comprising information derived from reference audio stream data acquired from a plurality of farm animal operation reference sound monitoring events, including from a first farm animal operation monitoring event of a first farm animal operation, wherein the sound type of interest is associated with a condition state of interest of a first collection of farm animals. Further, information associated with the selected sound type of interest can be included a second machine learning library, wherein the second machine learning library is operational on an edge computing device located in proximity to a second farm animal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: AGLOGICA HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Marcel Joseph Sarzen, Joseph Marcel Sarzen, Christopher G. Rosati
  • Patent number: 11258598
    Abstract: A symmetric key-based generation and distribution system and method for a vehicle access authentication framework is provided, the framework comprising: a first device operated by a car owner, a second device operated by a delegated user, and a third device residing in a vehicle. The first device is configured to: request for an authentication key from the third device, the request for the authentication key comprising an ID of the first device, idO; receive an authentication key KidO from the third device; and generate a delegated authentication key KidU based on authentication key KidO and an ID of the second device in response to receiving a request for delegated authentication key from the second device, the request for delegated authentication key comprising the ID of the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei International Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanjiang Yang, Zhuo Wei, Cheng Kang Chu, Jie Shi
  • Patent number: 11257342
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to methods and systems for monitoring personal protection equipment (PPE) compliance. A method may comprise receiving, by a user identification (ID) module, information from sensor modules attached to PPE devices worn by the user, determining if the sensor modules indicate that the PPE devices are active or inactive, communicating the information from the user ID to a supervisor console, and displaying this information by a supervisor console. The user ID may be associated with a specific user, and the sensor modules may be associated with specific PPE devices. When it is determined that a required PPE device is inactive, corrective action may be taken by the supervisor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ataur Rahman, Rahul Nair, Siva Sathish Kumar T
  • Patent number: 11234617
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and a method for detecting whether a bedridden person is getting out of bed or has fallen out of their bed. The device performs an analysis over time of the distances between the sensors of a detector and the objects that are present in the detection field of the detector. The detection is based on variations in said distances and of the locations thereof within the monitored space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: KAPCARE SA
    Inventor: Philippe Kaplan
  • Patent number: 11237041
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a scale. One system includes a first touchless button, a first visual indicator associated with the first touchless button, a second touchless button, coupled to an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to receive, from the first touchless button, a first signal indicative of a first gesture. The electronic processor is configured to, in response to receiving the first signal, switch second touchless button from a dormant mode to an active mode and activate the first visual indicator. The electronic processor is configured to receive, from the second touchless button, a second signal indicative of a second gesture. The electronic processor is configured to, in response to receiving the second signal, execute a function of the scale associated with the second touchless button. The electronic processor is configured to switch the second touchless button from the active mode to the dormant mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Pelstar, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Winkler, Ken Harris
  • Patent number: 11200800
    Abstract: A vehicle search system includes a vehicle incorporating a vehicle-mounted camera and a server configured to communicate with the vehicle. The server transmits search target vehicle data for specifying a search target vehicle to the vehicle. The vehicle is configured to (a) store the search target vehicle data from the server and (b) transmit, when a vehicle detected by the vehicle-mounted camera falls under search target vehicles included in the search target vehicle data, detection information on the detected vehicle to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Sakuma, Shuhei Yamamoto, Munehiro Kamiya, Hideo Hasegawa, Shinji Kurachi, Tomoya Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11195077
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wearable device and a system. The wearable device (20, 40) comprises an electronic circuit (21), a power supply (22), a switching circuit (23, 43) coupled between the electronic circuit and the power supply, and an electromagnetic field detection circuit (24) coupled to the switching circuit (23, 43) for detecting an electromagnetic field generated by an NFC transmitter within the detection range of the electromagnetic field detection circuit and for generating a trigger signal if an electromagnetic field generated by an NFC transmitter is detected within the detection range of the electromagnetic field detection circuit. The switching circuit (23, 43) comprises a flip-flop (231) or a transistor circuit (431) including an input transistor (432) and a fuse (433) to switch the connection between the electronic circuit and the power supply on in response to the trigger signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklljke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Edwin Gerardus Johannus Maria Bongers
  • Patent number: 11183062
    Abstract: A method and a system for providing a parking recommendation are disclosed herein. The method may include obtaining a route destination location from a user equipment, obtaining parking data for a pre-determined time period, wherein the parking data comprises a plurality of parked locations and a plurality of destination locations, and providing the parking recommendation based on a last mile model, wherein the last mile model is based on the route destination location and the obtained parking data, wherein the last mile model comprises a time-dependent distance threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Raul Cajias, Daniel Rolf