Patents Examined by Firmin Backer
  • Patent number: 10984412
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing cryptocurrency systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Shamiq Islam, Mark Nesbitt, Don Yu, Saroja Erabelli
  • Patent number: 10977660
    Abstract: A system can include one or more processors and non-transitory computer-readable media storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform a method for automatically processing an online return request. The method performed by the system can receive a refund request from a user computer used by a customer of a grocery store, the refund request for returning a grocery item (a) previously purchased as part of a transaction of the grocery store and (b) paid for by a payment method via the transaction; and process a refund solution based on the transaction and the grocery item. In this system, the method can process the refund solution by determining a returnable status of the grocery item according to one or more returnability rules dynamically generated by a machine learning model. If the returnable status of the grocery item is negative, the method performed by this system can deny the return request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Alyssa Rae Thomas, Ridhima Kaur Arora, Vidyanand Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10963867
    Abstract: A hardware wallet and a hardware wallet holder identity verification method, relating to the field of digital currency. The hardware wallet comprises a virtual machine, a biological characteristic authentication module, and multiple wallet applications. Each wallet application stores a private key. The hardware wallet records, for each wallet application, a biological characteristic for verifying hardware wallet holder identity corresponding to each wallet application by using the virtual machine and the biological characteristic authentication module. Private key pair digital currency in the current wallet application can be used for trading only when verification of the hardware wallet holder identity corresponding to the current wallet application succeeds. The digital currency security protection mechanism is improved, and identity authentication management of multiple wallet applications is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Feitian Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhou Lu, Huazhang Yu
  • Patent number: 10878388
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for artificial-intelligence-based automated surface inspection can include receiving customer data, a request for a targeted model, and compensation for the requested targeted model. The compensation can include an agreement to contribute the customer data and/or targeted model to be available for other third-party entities. The method can also include retrieving the pre-trained model from a pre-trained model pool. The pre-trained model can be related to objects in a second industry. The method can include generating the targeted model from the pre-trained model and the customer data. The targeted model can be related to mapping sensor data to surface anomalies. The method can also include providing the targeted model to the third-party entity. The method can further include updating a distributed blockchain structure to include the at least one of the customer data and the targeted model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: VISIONX, LLC
    Inventors: Dongyan Wang, Haisong Gu, Mingze Xu, Kuangyuan Sun
  • Patent number: 10502860
    Abstract: A method for placement of electrodes includes determining spatial distribution of a signal caused by generating an electromagnetic field in an instrument disposed in drill string used to drill a wellbore. The electromagnetic field comprises encoded measurements from at least one sensor associated with the instrument. Voltages induced by noise are measured across at least one pair of spaced apart electrodes placed at a plurality of positions spaced apart from a surface location of the wellbore. A spatial distribution of noise is estimated using the measured voltages. Positions for placement of at least two electrodes are selected using the spatial distribution of signal and the spatial distribution of noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gaelle Jannin, Jiuping Chen, Andrew G. Brooks, David Kirk Conn, Luis Eduardo DePavia, Liang Sun, Michael W. Schwartz, Richard Hunter
  • Patent number: 10458229
    Abstract: A system that is positionable in a wellbore can include a transceiver that is positionable external to a casing string and programmable to vary a number of data packets that are wirelessly transmitted by the transceiver. The number of data packets can correspond to an amount of data wirelessly transmitted by the transceiver about an environment in the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Mark W. Roberson, Krishna M. Ravi
  • Patent number: 10436667
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for performing inline inspections of pipelines of composite structure installed in a host pipeline or standing alone comprising a multiplicity of sensor/transducers located on or within the pipe structure to measure and record various pipeline properties, an activation/reading/storage device to activate read and collect measurement results from the sensor transducers, an automatic launch and recovery system for the activation/reading/storage device, and a database/storage/analytical device to receive, analyze and interpret results from collected data and transmit appropriate instructions to a pipeline operator or remotely activated system for action. The remote reading of sensor/transducers may be accomplished by a device running through the pipeline or passing over or near the pipeline, where ground-level handheld or wheeled vehicle mounted, fixed wing or rotary aircraft, hovercraft watercraft or satellite based instrumentation can record the location and condition of a pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SMART PIPE COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Littlestar, Chris Littlestar
  • Patent number: 10407116
    Abstract: An electronic security system for a bicycle includes an electronic security device, first connector and second connector. Electronic security device is disposed on frame of bicycle for securing bicycle and includes first rechargeable battery and first security circuit. First connector is disposed on electronic security device and includes first engagement member. Second connector includes first end portion, second end portion, second engagement member, second security circuit and second rechargeable battery disposed between first end portion and second end portion. Second end portion is connected to an anchoring device of a plurality of types of anchoring devices. Second engagement member is configured on first end portion and engages with first engagement member for charging first rechargeable battery by second rechargeable battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Mohamed Mohamed, Brendan Lake
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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