Patents Examined by Fekadeselassie Girma
  • Patent number: 10970993
    Abstract: A method for managing the assistance to a person in response to the emission of an alert includes emitting an alert from a piece of mobile equipment of a first user to a plurality of users; establishing a first two-way communication between the first equipment and a given terminal of the first set of an assisting user; automatic generating of a plurality of first notifications to a subset of terminals of the first set, each one of the notifications including at least one piece of data that identifies the assisting user; automatic generating of a plurality of second notifications to the second subset, each second notification including a status relative to the processing of the alert by the assisting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HAREAU
    Inventor: Ferdinand Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10962624
    Abstract: Aspects described herein may allow for vehicle tracking. Systems and methods described herein may allow a vehicle to automatically detect the presence of a physical marker at a parking space. An image of the physical marker may be processed to determine the location of the vehicle, which may be stored and/or output for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Qiaochu Tang, Micah Price, Jason Hoover, Geoffrey Dagley, Avid Ghamsari
  • Patent number: 10962678
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling an augmented reality device to easily collect, analyze, transmit, and act on wireless information transmitted from various instruments on hydrocarbon production and pipeline skids. The augmented reality device preferentially presents and records available data streams from the various instruments on the hydrocarbon production and pipeline skids in an augmented reality user interface. The augmented reality user interface preferentially presents such data streams as readings from the various instruments in an easy-to-read, color-coded display, wherein the color coding relates to various in-tolerance and out-of-tolerance ranges related to each of the various instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FW MURPHY PRODUCTION CONTROLS, LLC
    Inventors: Kennon Guglielmo, Frank Murphy
  • Patent number: 10955373
    Abstract: A technique for monitoring the quality of objects is disclosed. A container includes a multiple sensors and is configured to receive an object. The sensors monitor various metrics associated with the quality of the object, and a display is affixed to the container for displaying a visual indication of the quality of the object. The visual indication is based on data collected from the sensors. A quality monitoring module is executed by a processor to control the sensors to switch operation between a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation based on a detected change in one of the metrics monitored by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce W. Wilkinson, David Winkle, Matthew Allen Jones, Aaron James Vasgaard, Nicholaus Adam Jones, Robert James Taylor, Todd Davenport Mattingly
  • Patent number: 10953991
    Abstract: An aircraft includes a fuselage having a cabin. The aircraft also includes a cabin pressure sensor configured to detect cabin pressure level of the cabin. The aircraft further includes a controller configured to determine a pressure threshold as a function of a pressure altitude of a destination airport of the aircraft. The controller is also configured to activate a flight safety system based on the cabin pressure level satisfying the pressure threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Patrick D. Parkin
  • Patent number: 10946874
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted equipment control device includes an anti-dozing-section setting part that sets an anti-dozing section on a planned travel route of a subject vehicle, a vehicle-position acquisition part that acquires the position of the subject vehicle, a drowsiness detector that detects drowsiness of an occupant different from a driver in the subject vehicle, and a vehicle-mounted equipment controller that controls vehicle-mounted equipment. If drowsiness of the occupant has been detected when the position of the subject vehicle is within the anti-dozing section, the vehicle-mounted equipment controller controls the vehicle-mounted equipment to shake off the drowsiness. If drowsiness of the occupant has been detected when the position of the subject vehicle is outside the anti-dozing section, the vehicle-mounted equipment controller controls the vehicle-mounted equipment to promote the drowsiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masayuki Isaku
  • Patent number: 10940957
    Abstract: A haptic alert mechanism. The mechanism includes an actuator. At least one arm of a movable stopping piece is connected to the actuator. A spring box is provided with an enclosure containing a pre-stressed torsion spring, said spring box being mounted to be movable in rotation about the axis of rotation. The enclosure includes at least one lug that is mounted to be movable in rotation about said axis of rotation. A finger of the torsion spring passes through an elongate orifice in a front flank of the enclosure to form a movable, resilient stop that is overridable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Boris Grohmann, Christophe Tempier, William Lagrevol, Marc Salesse-Lavergne
  • Patent number: 10943472
    Abstract: A notification device provided in a vehicle and configured to notify pedestrians of information includes a recognition unit configured to recognize, based on a result of detection performed by an external sensor, a plurality of pedestrians, a notification unit configured to perform notification about the information with respect to an outside of the vehicle, and a notification controller configured to generate the information, about which the notification unit performs notification, for each pedestrian in response to recognizing the plurality of pedestrians by the recognition unit and to cause the notification unit to perform notification about the generated information for each pedestrian.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Morimura, Tomoyuki Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 10944830
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first plurality of electrical signals from presence sensors disposed in a physical space, generating background sensor values mapped to a coordinate system for the physical space, receiving, a second plurality of electrical signals from the presence sensors, and generating, based on the second plurality of electrical signals from the presence sensors, sensor values mapped to the coordinate system for the physical space at the first time and the second time. The method further includes subtracting the background sensor values from the sensor values mapped to the coordinate system to obtain measurement data, associating the measurement data with a moving object belonging to an object class, determining a track, based on the measurement data, the track comprising a link between a first node and another node in the coordinate system for the physical space; and outputting, a control signal associated with the determined track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Scanalytics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Scanlin, David M. Webber
  • Patent number: 10933747
    Abstract: An electric vehicle (EV) can include a VIC in operable communication with the EV main computer and the EV infotainment system. The VIC can include a processor, a memory in operable communication with the processor, and a computer-readable medium in operable communication with the processor and having software, such as a hypervisor, stored thereon. The VIC can be configured to have internet connectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: INDIEV, INC
    Inventors: Hai Shi, Alejandro Portabales, Hojeong Kim, Young Joon Ju
  • Patent number: 10932729
    Abstract: An overdose of opioids can cause the user to stop breathing, resulting in death. A physiological monitoring system monitors respiration based on oxygen saturation readings from a fingertip pulse oximeter in communication with a smart mobile device and sends opioid monitoring information from the smart mobile device to an opioid overdose monitoring service. The opioid overdose monitoring service notifies a first set of contacts when the opioid monitoring information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Massi Joe E. Kiani, Bilal Muhsin, Ammar Al-Ali, Keith Ward Indorf, Omar Ahmed, Jerome Novak, Walter M. Weber
  • Patent number: 10932103
    Abstract: Described are systems and techniques configured to determine a tote placement indicative of a position of a user relative to a tote, or vice versa. The determination may be based at least in part on data such as images acquired from cameras onboard the tote, images acquired from cameras external to the tote, proximity sensors onboard the tote, weight sensors, and so forth. Orientation of information presented on a display device of the tote may be based on the tote placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Meilandt Mathiesen, Benjamin Ralph Hollis, Sridhar Boyapati, Korwin Jon Smith, Jason Michael Famularo, Alexander Michael McNamara, Amber Autrey Taylor
  • Patent number: 10930137
    Abstract: An event alarm device includes a sensor, a notification unit, a MESH communication unit, an NB-IoT communication unit, and an MCU. The NB-IoT communication unit is configured to upload the data measured by the sensor. The MCU is configured to detect a specific event according to the data measured by the sensor. When detecting the specific event, the MCU is configured to instruct the notification unit to emit an on-site alarm, instruct the NB-IoT communication unit to send a first warning signal, and instruct the MESH communication unit to send a second warning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventor: Zaiqiang Sun
  • Patent number: 10930147
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus comprises a communication unit and at least one processor. The communication unit wirelessly communicates with a roadside unit and a vehicle. When receiving through the communication unit a reception signal transmitted from the roadside unit, the at least one processor determines whether to restrain transmission of a transmission signal through the communication unit, based on the reception signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Oyabu
  • Patent number: 10922939
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to systems and methods for providing access to information associated with electronically tagged goods. In one implementation, the system may include at least one processor configured to store tag IDs of a plurality of tags; and receive a pairing between a particular tag ID and a product ID. The at least one processor may also be configured to receive a pairing between the particular tag ID and an authorized entity associated with the particular tag ID; and receive, from a requester, a query including an encrypted tag ID of the particular tag. The at least one processor may also be configured to decrypt the encrypted tag ID; determine if the requester is the authorized entity; fulfill the query, if the requester is the at least one authorized entity; and deny the query if the requester is not the at least one authorized entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NEXITE LTD.
    Inventors: Anat Shakedd, Lior Shakedd
  • Patent number: 10922944
    Abstract: A method for detecting the status of a caregiver with respect to one or more patients or detecting possible caregiver impairment includes monitoring an environmental aspect of the patient. The monitored environmental aspect is at least one of caregiver physical activity, caregiver physiological state, and patient surroundings. The method assesses conformance/nonconformance of each monitored aspect relative to a specified norm for that aspect. If the assessment of conformance/nonconformance indicates an intuitive concern of the caregiver or a possible impairment of the caregiver, the method issues a signal to a destination which indicates the possible concern or impairment. A system for carrying out the method includes a sensing subsystem, a processor, and machine readable instructions. The machine readable instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the system to identify, in response to information sensed by the sensing subsystem, the possibility of caregiver concern or impairment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten M. Emmons, David Lance Ribble
  • Patent number: 10912283
    Abstract: Technologies for managing the health of livestock include one or more livestock health sensor systems configured to determine livestock health data of livestock animals. The livestock health data includes livestock health characteristic data indicative of a health characteristic of the corresponding livestock animal associated livestock identification data that uniquely identifies each livestock animal. The livestock identification data is received by each livestock health sensor system from a livestock identification tag coupled to the corresponding livestock animal. Each livestock health sensor system transmits the determined livestock health data to a livestock health monitoring server, which aggregates the livestock health data for each livestock animal and analyzes the health data to determine whether any abnormalities are present. If so, the livestock health monitoring server may control a livestock treatment device to provide treatment to the corresponding livestock animal on a per-animal basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bradut Vrabete, Mark Kelly, Keith Nolan
  • Patent number: 10916141
    Abstract: A system for generating a parking space directory includes at least one processor and a memory device in communication with the at least one processor. The memory device includes a communications module, a confidence interval module, and a directory generating module. The modules includes instructions that when executed by the one or more processors causes the one or more processors to obtain parking information related to at least one parking space having a vehicle parked within the at least one parking space, determine a confidence interval that the at least one parking space is an actual parking space based on a number of vehicles that have utilized the at least one parking space, and generate a directory of the at least one parking space that includes the location of the parking space and the confidence interval associated with the at least one parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan M. Wiesenberg
  • Patent number: 10909337
    Abstract: A control unit of the article processing terminal controls a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader of the article processing terminal to periodically scan a plurality of short-range articles. In response to a status change of an article of the plurality of short-range articles, the control unit receives an article identifier of the article from the RFID reader. The control unit controls a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) module of the article processing terminal to send an article change message to a LPWAN gateway, where the article change message includes the article identifier and an address of an application server, and where the LPWAN gateway instructs, based on the article change message and the address, the application server to perform a next processing step on the article identified by the article identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Zhang, Li Chen, Le Zhou, Sihai Yao
  • Patent number: 10909823
    Abstract: A home security light bulb adapter includes a bulb connector having male threads, a bulb socket having female threads, a camera, sensors, a wireless communications interface, and a processor. When the bulb connector is connected to a bulb fixture, the camera and the bulb socket are switched on when the sensors sense a motion. The processor then sends data to a remote device over a network via the wireless communications interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Heidi Bear Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Russell Rossi