Patents Examined by Fabricio R Murillo Garcia
  • Patent number: 9959729
    Abstract: This application provides an alarming method and device, and relates to the field of communications. The method includes: obtaining a power of an audio signal; determining a transmit power value at least according to the power of the audio signal; broadcasting detection information according to the transmit power value, the detection information including the transmit power value; and alarming, in response to receiving alarming information fed back by another device according to the detection information, a user according to the alarming information. According to the method and device, a user is alarmed in time in a situation in which a risk may occur, and meanwhile an undesired effect of an environmental noise on the user listening to the audio signal in a safe situation is also avoided, thereby improving user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jia Liu
  • Patent number: 9955357
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A method for adding an operating channel for a user equipment (UE) that uses an unlicensed band channel by an evolved Node B (eNB) in a mobile communication system is provided. The method includes transmitting a first sensing indicator message indicating sensing of an unlicensed band channel, to at least one UE, determining a channel state by sensing the unlicensed band channel, receiving a first feedback message including a channel sensing result of the unlicensed band channel sensed by the UE, from the at least one UE, comparing the determined channel state with the channel sensing result received from the UE, and transmitting a control message indicating addition of the unlicensed band channel to the UE based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Min Moon, Sun-Heui Ryoo, Sung-Jin Lee, Jung-Soo Jung
  • Patent number: 9953290
    Abstract: An inventory system can include radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and RFID tuners that can be brought into interacting proximity with one another to provide input or other information about the location or other condition of movable elements within the inventory system. A wearable accessory that is wearable by a human operator can include RFID tuners thereon for interacting with RFID tags on other elements of the inventory system in order to communicate details about the elements and facilitate functions of the inventory system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Russell, Wesley Scott Lauka
  • Patent number: 9955239
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses, methods and systems for a configurable and secure mobile tool for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) metering systems, wherein the tool comprises a suite of mobile apps that run on a mobile device (e.g., tablet, smartphone) and have functionality to support the installation, maintenance, service, diagnostics and configuration of meters in AMI and AMR systems. The mobile app may remotely synchronize through a secure communication channel with a server in communication with a database that contains configuration settings and related data created by an administrator utilizing an administrator station. During synchronization, the mobile app functionality is configured and customized based on user group authorization profiles defined by an administrator, and data collected and generated by the mobile app that is stored on the mobile device is transferred to the database where it may be accessed by an administrator station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Donato Colonna, William L. Hopper, Fabio Cezar, Sergei V. Udin, Andrew Zhelezov
  • Patent number: 9955240
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for facilitating remote communications with a vehicle using a wireless device. The method includes automatically receiving data from at least one vehicle control module, receiving a request from the wireless device to perform a task relating to the vehicle, determining a status of a vehicle function based on the data received from the at least one vehicle control module, determining whether the task is redundant based on the status of the vehicle function, and when the requested task is redundant, transmitting to the wireless device a response to the task request based on the data received from at least one vehicle control module; otherwise, transmitting a message to the vehicle to execute the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Esteban Camacho, Alexander X. Cermak, Ryan Olejniczak
  • Patent number: 9943227
    Abstract: The present invention provides a selective data transmission method and a system based on a central monitoring system. The selective data transmission method includes a wireless sensor, wherein the wireless sensor executes the following steps of: A. collecting data; B. sending the data to a designated receiving end; C. selecting a receiving end according to an instruction, and taking the receiving end as the designated receiving end; and D. establishing a wireless connection with the designated receiving end. The present invention has the advantageous effects that the method and the system realize selective data transmission through transmitting the data to a selected receiving end, which not only can be applied to the field of medical monitoring, but also can be applied to such fields as security prevention, data backup and the like; working nodes can be switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: EDAN INSTRUMENTS, INC
    Inventors: Wusun Chen, Lin Tang, Xin Yin
  • Patent number: 9943128
    Abstract: An impact sensing system includes a first impact sensor having a flexible dielectric layer, a first printed electrode on a first side of the layer, and a second printed electrode on a second side of the layer. The second printed electrode overlies and is moveable toward and away from the first electrode by deformation of the flexible dielectric layer. Further, the layer maintains a capacitance between to the first electrode and the second electrode that changes with a movement of the second electrode toward or away from the first electrode. The system further includes a first readout circuit electronically coupled with the first and second electrodes to measure a change in the capacitance and output a corresponding voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Western Michigan University Research Fund
    Inventors: Massood Zandi Atashbar, Margaret Joyce, Binu Baby Narakathu, Sai Guruva Reddy Avuthu, Michael Joyce, Ali Eshkeiti
  • Patent number: 9941909
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a circuit package includes a programmable switch component having a plurality of input terminals arranged on the programmable switch component, a plurality of output terminals arranged on the programmable switch component and configured to be coupled to a plurality of amplifiers, and a plurality of switches. Each switch of the plurality of switches is coupled between an input terminal of the plurality of input terminals and an output terminal of the plurality of output terminals. Each switch of the plurality of switches includes a radio frequency (RF) switch and is configured to pass an RF signal when closed. Each input terminal of the plurality of input terminals is coupled to two switches of the plurality of switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventor: Daniel Kehrer
  • Patent number: 9940435
    Abstract: In the present invention, a monitoring device for providing information on data obtained from sensors operably connected to the device includes a central processing unit configured to receive incoming data signals from a sensor concerning a physiological parameter and to compare the incoming data signals to predetermined alarm criteria for the physiological parameter to determine an alarm condition. The device also includes a display operably connected to the central processing unit and having a display screen with a display area configured to visually represent the incoming data signals concerning the physiological parameter relating to a determined alarm condition on a portion of the display area in a visually distinct manner from a remainder of the display area to visually illustrate an escalation effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Esa Pekka Juhani Malkki
  • Patent number: 9942628
    Abstract: A method and apparatus, the method includes a security system transmitting a beacon, a portable wireless setup device in a geographic location proximate a wireless access point of the security system reading at least a unique identifier of the security system, relocating the setup device to a geographic location proximate one of the plurality of wireless sensors and activating the one wireless sensor, the activated sensor reading the unique identifier of the security system from the setup device and the activated sensor automatically registering with the security system through the access point based upon the unique identifier read from the portable setup device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Sandeep Suresh, Vishnu Beema
  • Patent number: 9936510
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory storing computer program code with the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus at least to: determine whether criteria that defines at least one condition under which assistance information is to be provided to a network has been satisfied; and cause the assistance information to be provided to the network in an instance in which the criteria has been satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi-Pekka Koskinen, Ilkka Keskitalo, Lars Dalsgaard, Jarkko Koskela
  • Patent number: 9922539
    Abstract: A telecommunications network infrastructure alarms processing system. The system comprises a processor, a non-transitory memory, an alarm collection application and an alarm processing application stored in the non-transitory memory. The alarm collection application pulls alarms from a data store and stores each alarm on a process pending queue. The alarm processing application takes alarms from the process pending queue, determines an identity of network equipment inventory corresponding to each alarm, determines an alarm signature of each alarm, builds enriched alarms comprising corresponding alarm signatures and a management identity of network equipment inventory, places the enriched alarms on a network operations center (NOC) queue, and launches alarm transmission threads for each different cell site, where threads retrieve enriched alarms from the NOC queue and sends enriched alarms to a network operations center (NOC) tool in time order by cell site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Michael A. Emigh, Brian D. Lushear, Ravi N. Malghan
  • Patent number: 9911316
    Abstract: An alarm device for feedthrough assembly is proposed. The device comprises a body having a chamber, a sealing module configured on a first surface of the body for connecting to a feedthrough assembly, wherein a first surface has a hole across the chamber, and an alarm assembly configured in the chamber. In addition, if a shaft seal of the feedthrough assembly is failure, a pressure difference produced between the chamber and inner shaft seal forces the alarm assembly to move toward the feedthrough assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Hongchi Lin, Minsu Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9901294
    Abstract: The subject device and associated system relates generally to assessing impairment of an individual to determine whether to provide access to operate a motor vehicle, providing an ignition interlock that works without requiring modification in a motor vehicle and allowing an individual to start the vehicle only following measurement of blood alcohol content or following a series of cognitive tasks to determine the level of impairment. The systems and devices described herein relate incorporate a shielded case designed to disable communication between wireless car keys and the corresponding motor vehicles. This method of achieving an ignition interlock can be combined with a breathalyzer, or with a fingerprint alcohol sensor, or with cognitive tests running on a mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Kiara Wahnschafft
  • Patent number: 9896876
    Abstract: A method for ascertaining a closing state of a house door or of a house window, having the following method steps: acquisition of a rate of rotation of the house door or of the house window using a first acquisition device, and calculation of an opening angle of the house door or of the house window on the basis of the acquired rate of rotation, and ascertaining whether the calculated opening angle falls below a prespecified angular threshold value; acquisition of a rate of vibration of the house door or of the house window using a second acquisition device, and ascertaining whether the acquired rate of vibration exceeds a prespecified rate of vibration threshold value within a prespecified first time span; and ascertaining whether the acquired rate of rotation exceeds a prespecified rate of rotation threshold value within a prespecified second time span since the exceeding of the vibration rate threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Sergej Scheiermann, Frank Schindler, Julian Batholomeyczik, James Njikam Mofen
  • Patent number: 9900205
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods disclosed herein perform gain, clipping, and phase compensation in the presence of I/Q mismatch in quadrature RF receivers. Gain and phase mismatch are exacerbated by differences in clipping between I & Q signals in low resolution ADCs. Signals in the stronger channel arm are clipped differentially more than weaker signals in the other channel arm. Embodiments herein perform clipping operations during iterations of gain mismatch calculations in order to balance clipping between the I and Q channel arms. Gain compensation coefficients are iteratively converged, clipping levels are established, and data flowing through the network is gain and clipping compensated. A compensation phase angle and phase compensation coefficients are then determined from gain and clipping compensated sample data. The resulting phase compensation coefficients are applied to the gain and clipping corrected receiver data to yield a gain, clipping, and phase compensated data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Raghu Ganesan, Bijoy Bhukania, Jaiganesh Balakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9895061
    Abstract: In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ARC DEVICES, LTD
    Inventors: Irwin Gross, Michael G. Smith, Mark Khachaturian, Martin Crawley, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull, Jason Bodnick
  • Patent number: 9895111
    Abstract: An alarm notification apparatus includes an event detector for monitoring vital information of a body, such as a blood pressure and electrocardiogram, to check whether an anomalous event has occurred to the body. A reliability evaluator evaluates reliability of a result of detection of the anomalous event in the event detector. A notifier selects at least one addressee according to the reliability among plural predetermined addressees, and notifies the selected addressee of occurrence of the anomalous event. Preferably, a storage area is used for storing error log data expressing a false detection of an anomalous event in spite of non-occurrence of an anomalous event. Assuming that the event detector detects the anomalous event, the reliability evaluator obtains the reliability according to the error log data. Thus, it is possible to reduce influence of the false detection due to measurement artifact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuya Kudo, Satoshi Ueda, Hironori Matsumasa, Ryosuke Usami, Takamasa Yaguchi, Yasunori Ohta
  • Patent number: 9895062
    Abstract: In one implementation, an apparatus estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point is described, estimates temperature from a digital infrared sensor and determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer, or determines vital signs from a solid-state image transducer and estimates body core temperature from an infrared measurement of an external source point using a cubic relationship between the body core temperature and the measurement of an external source point; after which the estimated and/or determined information is transmitted to an external database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ARC DEVICES, LTD
    Inventors: Irwin Gross, Michael G. Smith, Mark Khachaturian, Martin Crawley, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull, Jason Bodnick
  • Patent number: 9889797
    Abstract: An intersection information acquisition unit acquires detection information by an object detection sensor including at least one of a vehicle detection sensor and a human detection sensor. A support processor performs driving support processing for outputting an alarm when the support processor determines that an own vehicle intends to cross the opposite lane and determines based on the acquired detection information that an object exists or the object is approaching in a direction in which the own vehicle travels to cross the opposite lane at the intersection. The support processor performs the driving support processing when the intersection information acquisition unit acquires detection information by the vehicle detection sensor. On the other hand, the support processor does not perform the driving support processing when the intersection information acquisition unit acquires detection information by the human detection sensor and does not acquire detection information by the vehicle detection sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Matsuoka, Kazuhiro Morimoto