Patents Examined by Fekadeselassie Girma
  • Patent number: 11450204
    Abstract: A device may receive fiber sensing data identifying vehicles traveling on a roadway associated with a fiber optic network and location data identifying geographical locations of the vehicles traveling on the roadway. The device may process the fiber sensing data, with a machine learning model, to identify a particular vehicle, of the vehicles, that is traveling in a wrong direction on the roadway. The device may process the location data, with the machine learning model, to identify locations of the roadway, a cellular network associated with the roadway, and vehicle devices of the vehicles traveling on the roadway, other than the particular vehicle, and a nearest camera device to the particular vehicle. The device may perform one or more actions based on the locations of the roadway, the cellular network associated with the roadway, and the vehicle devices of the vehicles traveling on the roadway, other than the particular vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Turato, Stephane Chaysinh, Brian Peebles, Neha Yadav, Matthew W. Turlington
  • Patent number: 11446529
    Abstract: A fire suppression configuration system includes a configurator. The configurator receives an indication of a plurality of components of a fire suppression system, an instruction to assign an input device of the fire suppression system to an input interface of a fire suppression system controller and at least one component, receive, an instruction to assign an output device to an output interface of the fire suppression system controller and at least one component, an indication of a connection between a first component and a second component, and an indication of at least one of a fire condition and supervisory condition corresponding to at least one input device, determines an output response of each output device by identifying each component that the output device is assigned and connected with, and executes a simulation using each output response corresponding to the at least one of the fire condition and supervisory condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: James Ogier, Shachak Zaarur
  • Patent number: 11443614
    Abstract: User-configurable weather warning apparatuses, and methods for providing and configuring user-configurable weather warning apparatuses are presented. For example, according to one aspect, an apparatus comprising a processor and a Radio Frequency (RF) receiver configured to receive a first Special Area Message Encoding (SAME) message may be provided. The processor may be configured to, responsive to a user preference to trigger an alert system only in the event of a tornado warning: determine whether the first SAME message indicates a tornado warning; and in response to determining that the first SAME message indicates a tornado warning, trigger the alert system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: La Crosse Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Allan McCormick
  • Patent number: 11443621
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adjusting channelization of a traffic intersection are proposed. The specific implementation of the method is: obtaining a first traffic characteristic of vehicles at each of a plurality of target positions in a process of vehicles in a target traveling direction traveling through the traffic intersection from upstream to downstream in a preset first time period; generating first traffic change information of the traffic intersection based on the first traffic characteristic at each of the plurality of target positions; and in response to that the first traffic change information satisfies a preset first change distribution, generating channelization adjustment information for non-motorized vehicle lanes of the traffic intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: APOLLO INTELLIGENT CONNECTIVITY (BEIJING) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiqi Xu, Fan Yang, Yongyi Sun, Chengfa Wang, Xuan Huang
  • Patent number: 11443600
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for providing instructions in response to an emergency. An emergency alert system may receive indication of an emergency situation in a building. In response, the emergency alert system may determine personalized emergency response instructions for an occupant of the building based on the location and type of emergency. The emergency alert system may present the personalized emergency response instructions to the occupant and monitor the progress of the occupant in following the instructions. Some aspects relate to performing emergency response drills and monitoring performance of occupants participating in drills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Leslie Dwight
  • Patent number: 11442155
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to devices, system and processes for detecting saturation of a received signal in a PAS system. A process may include detecting, in a received signal and during a measurement interval, one or more correlated signal levels. Based on one or more results of the detecting, the process may include identifying in a correlated output signal portions of the received signal which exceed a given magnitude threshold during the measurement interval and providing the correlated output signal to an electronic control unit (ECU). A magnitude detector outputs the correlated output signal. A saturation detector determines whether the received signal is saturated during a portion of a measurement interval. When the received signal is saturated, a saturation signal is generated and provided on a delayed basis to the ECU such that it is provided substantially contemporaneously with the correlated output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Marek Hustava, Michal Navratil, Pavel Kostelnik
  • Patent number: 11436649
    Abstract: A parking meter receives data indicative of a remote payment being completed and displays an amount of time purchased by the remote payment for a parking session. The parking meter determines an amount of time remaining in the parking session and powers down at least a portion of a meter communication subsystem subsequent to receiving the data indicative of the remote payment being completed. The parking meter wakes up the powered down portion of the communication subsystem upon determining that the amount of time remaining is below a threshold time, and can receive an indication of additional time being paid for remotely, and can update the displayed time remaining to reflect the additional time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: IPS GROUP INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Chad P. Randall
  • Patent number: 11426315
    Abstract: A bed device includes: an operation section that receives an operation input; a controller that controls a movement of the bed in accordance with the operation input; a detector that detects a position of a patient on the bed; and, a limitation table that stores a limitation area set on the bed in association with a limitation content, wherein when the position of the patient detected by the detector is included in the limitation area, the limitation content is read out from the limitation table so as to control the controller in accordance with the limitation content. With this configuration, it is possible to provide a higher safety bed device which can not only notify the danger based on the bed movement but also limit the movement of the bed in accordance with the status of the patient or the bed device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Murai
  • Patent number: 11430027
    Abstract: A parking meter receives data indicative of a remote payment being completed and displays an amount of time purchased by the remote payment for a parking session. The parking meter determines an amount of time remaining in the parking session and powers down at least a portion of a meter communication subsystem subsequent to receiving the data indicative of the remote payment being completed. The parking meter wakes up the powered down portion of the communication subsystem upon determining that the amount of time remaining is below a threshold time, and can receive an indication of additional time being paid for remotely, and can update the displayed time remaining to reflect the additional time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: IPS GROUP INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Chad P. Randall
  • Patent number: 11422178
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided in which an electric field above a threshold strength may be detected at one or more wearable articles and in which at least a haptic actuator of the one or more wearable articles is energized in response so as to warn the wearer and thereby effectively prevent electrical injury even if other modes of notification are unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Proxxi Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Campbell Macdonald, Richard Sim
  • Patent number: 11423502
    Abstract: A system for facilitating the execution of law enforcement duties is disclosed. More particularly, according to one aspect of the invention, an electronic system is configured to facilitate the performance of law enforcement duties by quasi-instantaneously providing actionable intelligence to its users, such as front-line law enforcement officers, in response to a real-time query (e.g., accessing witness, medical, military personnel, law enforcement personnel, and government personnel information). According to another aspect of the invention, a system implements a set of automated status classifications for subjects with suspected or confirmed involvement in criminal and/or terrorist activities. The status classifications specifically and concisely establish the subject's involvement in criminal and/or terrorist activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Subject Packet Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Russel William Sarpy, Sr., Robert Lee Fortune, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11423772
    Abstract: A center device is used in a probe center that collects information from a plurality of vehicles, and functions as an anomaly detector detecting anomaly of travel environment caused on a road. The center device obtains drive data from a vehicle, and determines a probability of anomaly resolution regarding anomaly in a travel environment caused on the road, based on the obtained drive data. The center device, upon determining that anomaly may possibly be resolvable, obtains image data used for a situation determination of an abnormal area, and also obtains a determination result of anomaly resolution based on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhito Takenaka, Hideaki Misawa, Daisuke Hirano
  • Patent number: 11417204
    Abstract: A vehicle identification method and system are provided. The method includes: identifying a first vehicle to be a second vehicle based on a first group of data and a second group of data, the first group of data representing information of the first vehicle obtained through at least one sensor, and the second group of data representing information received from the second vehicle through an inter-vehicle communication network. By the method, an identity of the first vehicle in the inter-vehicle communication network can be known, the first group of data may be used to check the accuracy of the second group of data, and the second vehicle may be still tracked even if it is out of sight of the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Guoxia Zhang, Qingshan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11417188
    Abstract: A system for a system for controlling a vehicle fuel-level display includes one or more processors and a memory communicably coupled to the one or more processors and storing a fuel-level display control module. The module includes computer-readable instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to, responsive to generation of a control signal, control operation of the vehicle so as to cause the fuel-level display to display a predetermined false low-fuel level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kumar Gaurav Dubey
  • Patent number: 11403939
    Abstract: A traffic condition prediction system and a traffic condition prediction method are disclosed. The method includes: determining a center of circle in a surveillance image of a target traffic scene; determining a first circle based on the center of circle and a first radius; extracting a plurality of first feature points along the circumference of the first circle according to a first preset sampling frequency; generating a scene feature of the target traffic scene at least based on the first feature points; determining whether the scene feature and a scene feature of another traffic scene are similar; and when determining that they are similar, predicting traffic condition of the target traffic scene through a prediction model used for predicting traffic condition of the other traffic scene. The scene feature of the target traffic scene and that of the other traffic scene are generated in a same way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION INDUSTRY
    Inventors: Yen-Lin Chen, Hsiu-Chih Chen, Chao-Wei Yu, Chieh-Min Chang, Meng-Tsan Li
  • Patent number: 11383731
    Abstract: Provided is an image output device mounted on a vehicle capable of performing autonomous driving. In particular, the image output device provides a user interface optimal for an occupant using 5G communication in a vehicle capable of performing autonomous driving. The image output device may be a robot having artificial intelligence. Specifically, the image output device includes: an image output unit; and a processor setting a screen in the vehicle on the basis of a gaze of an occupant riding in the vehicle, and controlling the image output unit to output an image corresponding to the screen, wherein at least one of a size and a ratio of the image is varied according to the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyongguk Kim, Hyeongjin Im, Jaehoon Cho, Heejeong Heo, Yoonjung Hong
  • Patent number: 11386278
    Abstract: A product management device includes: a reception state storage unit configured to, on the basis of changes in reception states of signals transmitted from tag devices attached to products, store identification information of products in which the changes have occurred; and a list output unit configured to output a list of products for which the changes in the reception states are equal to or greater than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Uchimura
  • Patent number: 11379702
    Abstract: A system for foreign material accountability includes a kiosk, which further includes a touch enabled display screen that is back-lit and automatically adjusts brightness based on ambient environment. A user input device, wherein the user input device includes a pin pad, one or more sensors selected from a group consisting of temperature sensors, RFID sensors, IR sensors, optical sensors, iris sensors and one or more cameras, a processor, a data bus coupled to the processor and a computer-usable medium embodying computer code operating on the kiosk. The computer code includes programmed instructions executable by the processor to control accessibility of items into a restricted area based on data received from at least one of the display screen operated by a user, the user input device, and the one or more sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ACCESS SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Kelvin D. Mann, Eric Bergstrom, David Hansen, Nikolas Tripp, Nathan Smith, Stephen Lauser, Matthew Montgomery
  • Patent number: 11377116
    Abstract: A method for detecting non-visible vehicles in a vehicle's environment, wherein each vehicle is equipped with at least one proximity sensor, the method comprising for a driven vehicle the steps of: screening, by a receiver of the proximity sensor, any incoming proximity signal capable of propagating through the air along a non-linear path; Receiving an incoming proximity signal coming from a non-visible vehicle (B); processing the received proximity signal to detect the non-visible vehicle; and warning a driver and/or an advanced driver-assistance system about the detected non-visible vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Guillaume Tournabien, Cyril Roumier
  • Patent number: 11368823
    Abstract: A system and method for adapting the behavior of an interactive presence based application on a mobile computing device associated with a user; comprising: providing a plurality of multifunctional beacons; wherein the plurality of beacons provide a mesh wireless network; wherein each of the plurality of beacons provides a local wireless connection; providing an OMS backend for management of the plurality of beacons; wherein the OMS backend runs on a server; connecting by the mobile device to one or both of the mesh network and a local network; wherein the plurality of beacons report the connecting to the OMS backend; determining by the OMS backend the proximity of the mobile device to one or more of the plurality of beacons based on the reported connections; and adapting the behavior of the application and/or the beacons based on the determined proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Arthur van de Poll