Patents Examined by Firmin Backer
  • Patent number: 10215009
    Abstract: A well advisor system and console for monitoring and managing monitoring and managing data stream quality in well drilling and production operations. The system may be accessed through one or more workstations, or other computing devices, which may be located at a well site or remotely. The system is in communication with and receives input from various sensors. It collects real-time sensor data sampled during operations at the well site. The system processes the data, and provides nearly instantaneous numerical and visual feedback through a variety of graphical user interfaces (“GUIs”), which are presented in the form of an operation-specific console. A plurality of data checks are dynamically run on the data streams to determine the presence and quality of the data, and data quality indicators are presented on the various consoles and dashboards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Sigurd Tjostheim, Fereidoun Abbassian, Per Arild Andresen, Stephen Tean Edwards, Mark Adrian Honey, Nigel Charles Last, Colin James Mason, Trond Waage, Rune Arnt Skarbo, Thomas Hestenes Jakobsen, Paulo Jorge Da Cunha Gomes, Kevin Perry Richardson, Jan Kare Igland, Sankarrappan Periyasamy, Randall Vashishta Sant
  • Patent number: 10210722
    Abstract: A system is provided that facilitates communication of haptic notification messages. The system receives a haptic notification message from a tool within a network, where the haptic notification message indicates that the tool has detected an event. The system further determines whether the haptic notification message is a haptic notification message that is required to be transmitted to at least one haptic notification device within the network. The system further transmits the haptic notification message to the at least one haptic notification device using the network in response to a determination that the haptic notification message is a haptic notification message that is required to be transmitted to at least one haptic notification device, where the at least one haptic notification device generates a haptic notification in response to receiving the haptic notification message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Abdelwahab Hamam, Robert Lacroix
  • Patent number: 10210721
    Abstract: In the present invention, an electrophysiology (EP) mapping or recording device for obtaining and recording information on a patient connected to the EP system includes a central processing unit (CPU), a display connected to the CPU, a cable lead connected to the CPU and configured to supply a physiological signal to the CPU from an electrode disposed on a patient, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG) surface electrode. A signal quality indication system includes a CPU capable of determining the EC signal quality and a light source disposed on the cable lead in close proximity to the patient. The light source is operated by the CPU to emit light in varying colors and/or in varying intensities or configuration corresponding to the quality of the physiological signal to visually represent the presence and quality of the physiological signal on the cable lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Rodger F. Schmit, Adrian F. Warner, Daniel R. Schneidewend, Timothy P. Stiemke
  • Patent number: 10183616
    Abstract: A display system for motor vehicle comprising a display device configured to produce at least one image; and a window of said vehicle. The display device and the window are arranged such that at least a portion of the at least one image is reflected by at least a portion of the window. This allows make the portion of the image visible from outside the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert King
  • Patent number: 10147321
    Abstract: A parking exchange application method and system for securing an available parking space on a street corner. A responding driver in a car temporarily occupies an available parking space and informs a central processing database of the address of the available parking space. A requesting driver searching for an available parking space in a location vicinity, transmits a request to the central processing database. The central processing database compiles a list of available parking spaces addresses, and the requesting driver selects one of the available parking spaces, and drives toward the selected available parking space. Upon arrival, the central processing database makes payments of a transfer fee to the requesting drive, in exchange for the selected available parking space, and a commission fee to the parking exchange application, from an authorized fee payment from the requesting drivers, and the requesting driver occupies the available parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Omid B. Nakhjavani
  • Patent number: 10135628
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the disclosure, a system, device and apparatus for coordinating environments using networked devises and remote sensory based information is provided. The system can include an intelligent remote sensor configured to communicate sensory-based information to a network device and a mobile device. The system also includes an environment coordinator configured to communicate with the intelligent remote sensor to initiate coordinating operating conditions of the network device at a site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Imes, James Hollister, John Cottrell
  • Patent number: 10134253
    Abstract: Systems (100) and methods (400) for determining a Handheld Reader's (“HR”) location within a facility. The methods involve: performing first operations by HR to read RFID tags having locations within the facility that are unknown to the handheld reader; performing second operations by HR to receive signals from RF Enabled Devices (“RFED”) located at known locations within the facility; and determining HR's location/orientation using RSSI levels or TOF values of signals received from RFEDs, known locations of RFEDs, sensor data, known antenna patterns of RFEDs, a known antenna pattern of HR, and/or (9) information indicating which RFID tags were read by HR and at least one RFED. The first and second operations are performed while HR is being carried by a person throughout the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Steve E. Trivelpiece, Alister Hosseini, Richard J. Campero, Craig E. Trivelpiece
  • Patent number: 10134288
    Abstract: A monitoring system for monitoring an offshore construction is presented. The offshore construction to be monitored comprises mutually mechanically coupled marine assets. The monitoring system comprises a data storage unit, an intrusion detection service, an input device, and an update service. The data storage unit stores data specifying a spatial range of at least one warning zone pertaining to the offshore construction. The intrusion detection service is provided to detecting an intrusion of the spatial range and for issuing an alert message upon such detection. The input device receives position information for one or more of the marine assets. The update service updates the spatial range of the at least one warning zone based on the received position information. Additionally a monitoring method and a computer program product are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Fugro N.V.
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Blanchard, Jr., Edwin Martin Howard, John Darius Robideaux, Christopher Ray Stelly
  • Patent number: 10117802
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and a method associated with helping blind dogs navigate. With respect to the device, it is a set of one or more sensors and stimulators, which provide situational awareness to a blind dog regarding objects and sudden drops in its vicinity, helping the dog freely move about without the risk of collision or fall. The core components of the invention are a distance sensor, a microcontroller, a tactile/audio stimulator, an accelerometer, a power source, a control panel, a body harness, and a head wrap, which, generally speaking, are configured as follows: a frontal distance sensor mounted on top of a blind dog's head using the head band, the lower distance sensor, the stimulators, the microcontroller, the accelerometer, the power source, and the control panel are mounted on the blind dog using the body harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Hunter K Kasravi, Kas Kasravi
  • Patent number: 10118544
    Abstract: A brake warning light is applied to a rear portion of a vehicle and includes a left brake light, a right brake light and an extended brake light assembly. A first left segment of the left brake light is aligned with a first end of the extended brake light assembly along a direction of a first extension line. A second left segment of the left brake light is aligned with a first right segment of the right brake light along a direction of a second extension line. A second right segment of the right brake light is aligned with a second end of the extended brake light assembly along a direction of a third extension line. When the vehicle is braked, the left brake light, the right brake light and the extended brake light assembly are lit and viewed as a planar warning pattern to enhance warning effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Wei-Tai Lin
  • Patent number: 10121348
    Abstract: A method of data communication with a selected sensor of multiple liquid level detection sensors connected to a central processing unit includes the steps of: a) transmitting by the central processing unit directly or indirectly a communication signal to the selected sensor of the series of multiple sensors, b) upon receipt of the communication signal by the selected sensor, processing the communication signal in the selected sensor. A liquid level detection system, in particular a liquid overfill prevention system for multi compartment liquid tank trucks, includes two or more liquid level detection sensors, preferably arranged in series, and a central processing unit, where at least one of the two or more sensors includes a sensor processing unit comprising a storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: OPW Fluid Transfer Group Europe B.V.
    Inventors: Leonardus Alexius Kors, Jan Cornelis De Boer, Arie Pieter Wilhelmus Van Der Maarl
  • Patent number: 10121341
    Abstract: A signal-emitting retail display device that includes a wire have a top portion and a bottom portion, the top portion configured to support a label holder, the bottom portion configured to store one or more retail items. The signal-emitting retail display device also has an electronic unit that includes an emitter. The emitter is configured to emit an audible alarm or warning signal, and configured to wirelessly transmit a signal to a remotely-located alarm box indicative of the audible alarm or warning signal. The wire is electrically coupled to the electronic unit such that the wire functions as an antenna for the transmission of the signal to the alarm box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Southern Imperial LLC
    Inventors: Brent Ewing, Chan Chor Man
  • Patent number: 10103846
    Abstract: A robust network telemetry repeater system exploits the repeater structure of data propagation and transmission and reception bi-directionality to increase network robustness. For example, multiple perceived receive attempts are created with no additional overhead. The system can be configured whereby nodes “hear” the transmissions of both adjacent and non-adjacent nodes forming implicit acknowledgement (“Acks”), and originating nodes can retransmit until implicit acknowledgments (“Acks”) are “heard,” indicating a successful link relay. Implicit acknowledgment can be applied to bidirectional networks, and bidirectional action can enable all nodes in the network to know the status of all other nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: XACT Downhole Telemetry, Inc.
    Inventors: John-Peter van Zelm, Celine J. Martineau
  • Patent number: 10103784
    Abstract: Apparatus 810, 850, 912, 914, 1306, and methods and systems for creating, modifying, categorizing, parsing, grouping and displaying data suits suitable for use with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, including storing in a computer readable medium of a log tag data sets read by or written by the user device, assessing at least one category for each of the logged tags, and displaying, in conjunction with at least one indicator indicative of the respective at least one category, of each of the logged tags on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Marcel Florin Leica, Michael William Brown
  • Patent number: 10099061
    Abstract: Technologies and implementations for configuring of automated emergency medical equipment beacon are generally disclosed. The emergency medical equipment may provide a beacon indicating location and event of the emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Reuben Buchanan
  • Patent number: 10102720
    Abstract: A vehicle alarming method includes measuring a pressure value of a vehicle through a pressure sensor, detecting whether a paired terminal corresponding to the vehicle is within a preset distance range when the pressure value of the vehicle is reduced to a preset pressure range, and performing alarming when the paired terminal is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Xinyu Liu, Tong Zhao
  • Patent number: 10096215
    Abstract: A non-electrical power operated sensor determining the position and movement of a first object in relation to a second object includes a valve on the first object. The valve has a housing and a cavity. A first sound device is mounted on one side of the housing and connected to the cavity. A second sound device is mounted on the other side of the housing and connected to the cavity. A piston connects the second object and the valve. The piston includes a push rod extending from one side of the plug body and the push rod being moved one way or another way causes one sound or another sound to be made. The disclosure also provides a monitoring system listening for the one sound or for the other sound, the system being able to instantly communicate with an electronic device of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AMBIT MICROSYSTEMS (SHANGHAI) LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Chuan Lin, Yu-Hu Yan
  • Patent number: 10096179
    Abstract: An operation management system for a vehicle controllable by an operator to perform various vehicle actions, the system including a processor, a memory, and a human-machine interface. The processor is configured to record sequences of operator-initiated vehicle actions into the memory, record a distance value associated with each vehicle action relative to a previous vehicle action in the sequence into the memory, and generate a new sequence in the memory beginning with each vehicle action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Runde
  • Patent number: 10071888
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing improper lifting of tubular members are described, in which sensing devices are used to detect when a tubular reaches a selected position within a lifting device suitable for engagement, and/or to detect when a lifting operation is initiated that would exceed the capacity of a lifting device. Operators are engaged with the tubular member and provided with a preselected force corresponding to the weight of one or more tubular members, such that when the weight of a lifting operation exceeds the preselected force, an audible device may be actuated responsive to sensor output, to immediately alert individuals, such that the improper lifting operation may be halted. Similarly, an audible device may be actuated responsive to sensor output when a tubular member reaches a selected position within the lifting device, such that additional movement may be ceased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Frank's International, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Guidry
  • Patent number: 10068445
    Abstract: Systems and methods of a security system are provided, including detecting, by a sensor, a sound event, and selecting, by a processor coupled to the sensor, at least a portion of sound data captured by the sensor that corresponds to at least one sound feature of the detected sound event. The systems and methods include classifying the at least one sound feature into one or more sound categories, and determining, by a processor, based upon a database of home-specific sound data, whether the at least one sound feature is a human-generated sound. A notification can be transmitted to a computing device according to the sound event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Rajeev Conrad Nongpiur, Michael Dixon