Patents Examined by Hirdepal Singh
  • Patent number: 10410508
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and methods for monitoring an electronic device with an alarm state and responding to an alarm state on the device based upon a location of a respondent and more specifically, the present invention includes monitoring a security or intrusion detection system and communicating via an IP network to a controller with a user defined profile of responses. The present invention also includes a method of using a security unit on an ad hoc basis, rather than requiring a built-in alarm system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: David Michael Hesford, Robert Johannes van Winkel
  • Patent number: 10410507
    Abstract: A method and system for user hand washing compliance is described. An exemplary embodiment of the method may comprise the steps of: receiving a request from a user to enter a hand-washing-compliance-area, wherein the request is received by an entry-sensor; the entry-sensor may cause initiation of a hand-washing-cycle log entry; releasing water from a washer for pre-rinsing hands of the user; releasing soap from a soap-dispenser for soaping the hands of the user; releasing water from the washer to rinse the soaped hands of the user; and providing a means-to-dry-hands from a hand-dryer for drying the hands of the user. The user may initiate each step with a user-transmitter based on physical proximity and/or by appropriate hand-gestures before a gesture-recognition-camera. Upon the user initiating each step, the gesture-recognition-camera optionally records each step. And at least one server may receive said recordings and validate each step as compliant or non-compliant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Konrad David Pi
  • Patent number: 10405661
    Abstract: A chair (1) having at least one sensor (2) for the qualitative and/or quantitative acquisition of a physical parameter indicating the occupation of the chair (1) by a person. Two methods are provided for assessing a state of occupation of a chair (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LA HAIR CONSULTING GROUP GMBH
    Inventor: Lisandro Adler
  • Patent number: 10408004
    Abstract: This system invention relates to the use of short hop communications to transfer data between 2 modules inside a well. A system deployed in a well permanently or semi-permanently collects data from downhole parameters such as pressure, temperature, vibration, flow and fluid identification and stores the information in the system memory. The receiver module is deployed in the well via slick line, electric line or coil tubing with the purpose of retrieving the data from the system memory by interfacing with the downhole module via wireless short hop communications. The receiver module can also send commands into the downhole module to change its data collection parameters. Upon completion of the data transfer, the collector is returned to the surface where the data is again wirelessly transferred to a processing system such as a Personal Computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Tubel Energy LLC
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Patent number: 10402515
    Abstract: An environmental monitoring system including a base station. The base station may receive at least two reports from at least one environmental sensor in an environment; compute, based on values of physical properties of a simulated object and the at least two reports, a simulated condition of the simulated object within the environment; and transmit, to a computing device, the at least two reports and/or the computed simulated condition of the simulated object. A method of operating a base station of an environmental monitoring system. At least one computer-readable storage medium encoded with executable instructions that, when executed by at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform a method of operating a base station of an environmental monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Digi International, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry J. Schechter, Philip Trapasso
  • Patent number: 10403340
    Abstract: An apparatus, such as a memory device, that includes circuits and techniques to synchronize various internal signals with an internal clock signal to ensure proper functionality of the memory device through various modes of operation. A clock enable control circuit is provided to control the input of a delay locked loop circuit to provide a locked condition based on a particular type of command input and the state of various control signals to allow for multiple locking conditions and adjustments based on a length of a clock cycle of the internal clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiya Komatsu, Kazutaka Miyano, Atsuko Momma
  • Patent number: 10395528
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to transportation vehicle traffic management. A traffic controller detects a first traffic state parameter value for a first lane. In response to detecting the first traffic state parameter value, the traffic controller establishes a first broadcast of a first movement value (e.g., speed, acceleration, direction). The first movement value may indicate a first movement pattern for a first set of vehicles in the first lane. In response to establishing the first broadcast of the first movement value, the traffic controller detects a second traffic state parameter value for the first lane. In response to detecting the second traffic state parameter value the traffic controller modifies the first broadcast of the first movement value. The modified first movement value may indicate a second movement pattern for the first set of vehicles in the first lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Weijun Li, Chong Liu, Xiao Ting Xiao, Jinfan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10382579
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include methods, systems and computer program products. The method includes a detecting, by a processor, a presence of a user at a location. The method further includes detecting, by the processor, a presence of one or more sensors at the location, where the one or more sensors are communicatively coupled together and to the processor. The method further includes determining, by the processor, that the user can be sensed by the one or more sensors at the location. The method further includes notifying, by the processor, the user that a selectable personalized service is available to the user at the location. The method further includes providing, by the processor, the selectable personalized service to the user at the location, where the selectable personalized service notifies the user as to an existence of any anomalies with respect to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Mevissen, Eleni Pratsini, Giovanni Russo, Robert Shorten
  • Patent number: 10382841
    Abstract: A driving and information transmitting system for a sensing module includes a sensing device, a power supply device and a connection device. The sensing device includes a sensor, a microprocessor, a power controller and a data transceiver. The power supply device transfers an energy to the power controller, thereby enabling the sensor. After a monitored data sensed by the at least one sensor is transmitted to the microprocessor, the monitored data is processed into an output data by the microprocessor. After the output data is received by the data transceiver, the output data is transmitted from the data transceiver to the connection device. After a control command from the connection device is received by the data transceiver, the control command is transmitted to the microprocessor to control the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Ta-Wei Hsueh, Li-Pang Mo, Shih-Chang Chen, Ching-Sung Lin, Chi-Feng Huang, Yung-Lung Han
  • Patent number: 10373500
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and communicating notifications indicating risks associated with vehicular operation are provided. According to certain aspects, an electronic device may access and analyze image data that depicts a vehicle operator in a certain state. The electronic device may determine, based on the state of the vehicle operator, whether a risk exists as well as information that may be helpful to communicate to additional vehicle operators. The electronic device may generate a notification that indicates the information and transmit the notification to at least one additional vehicle and/or to an infrastructure component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, Kenneth J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10365368
    Abstract: An object detecting device includes a detector and a determination unit. The detector detects presence or absence of an object based on whether a receiving unit that converts a mechanical vibration into an electric signal receives a reflected ultrasonic wave transmitted intermittently from a transmitting unit. The determination unit determines that the transmitting unit is normal when the electric signal is not detected in a determination section set within a predetermined time from a starting time point of the transmission of the ultrasonic wave. The determination unit determines that the transmitting unit is abnormal when a correlation value of waveforms of a plurality of electric signals detected in the plurality of determination sections is greater than or equal to a specified value. The determination unit determines that the transmitting unit is normal when the correlation value is less than the specified value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10367668
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals thereof are disclosed. The apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals comprises an encoder for encoding service data, a mapper for mapping the encoded service data into a plurality of OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex) symbols to build at least one signal frame, a frequency interleaver for frequency interleaving data in the at least one signal frame by using a different interleaving-seed which is used for every OFDM symbol pair comprised of two sequential OFDM symbols, a modulator for modulating the frequency interleaved data by an OFDM scheme and a transmitter for transmitting the broadcast signals having the modulated data, wherein the different interleaving-seed is generated based on a cyclic shifting value and wherein an interleaving seed is variable based on an FFT size of the modulating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongseob Baek, Jongwoong Shin, Jaehyung Kim, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10362995
    Abstract: Disclosed is an exercising information administering system in an outdoor environment. A team leader and a plurality of exercising members forms an outdoor exercising group. The team leader is configured with a master controller and each of the exercising members is configured with a member controller. A communication connection device is communicated with a data transmission interface of the master controller for transmitting the outdoor exercising information to a remote data collection center for collection, administration, and analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bion Inc.
    Inventor: Yu-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10360774
    Abstract: A method of generating haptic effects on a haptic-enabled device having a control unit and a haptic output device is provided. The method comprises receiving a haptic track that describes a time-varying magnitude envelope for driving the haptic output device to generate a haptic effect. The method further comprises generating a periodic drive signal with a time-varying frequency that is based on magnitude values of the time-varying magnitude envelope described in the haptic track. The method further comprises outputting the periodic drive signal to the haptic output device, to cause the haptic output device to generate the haptic effect based on the periodic drive signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: William S. Rihn, Jason D. Fleming
  • Patent number: 10353384
    Abstract: A radio-frequency identification (RFID) device includes an RFID block configured to support RFID communication; a memory having a storage area configured to store a list of pulse width modulation (PWM) parameters; a PWM circuit configured to generate a PWM signal based on a PWM parameter received by the PWM circuit; and a configuration and control (CC) circuit coupled to the RFID block, the memory, and the PWM circuit, where the RFID block, the PWM circuit, the CC circuit, and the memory form part of an RFID tag, where the CC circuit is configured to, in an automatic playback mode: sequentially read the list of PWM parameters from a beginning of the list of PWM parameters; and sequentially send the list of PWM parameters to the PWM circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: STMICROELECTRONICS, INC., STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventors: John Tran, Gwenael Maillet
  • Patent number: 10355819
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A method for decoding by a terminal in a mobile communication system is provided. The method includes receiving data from a base station, receiving setting information on whether a second channel code which is an outer code for a first channel code is set from the base station, determining whether to decode the data by using the second channel code depending on the setting information, and performing the decoding based on a result of the determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeongho Yeo, Younsun Kim, Jinyoung Oh
  • Patent number: 10354532
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for identifying persons and the like based on an incident report and projected travel distances, based on photographic data obtained from mobile devices traveling in the vicinity of the reported incident and the projected travel distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ionterra Transportation and Aviation Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Ronen Korman
  • Patent number: 10356685
    Abstract: Systems and methods for handling undesirable inter-frequency cell changes are disclosed. A small cell base station receives a request to perform a cell change of a user equipment (UE) from a base station serving the UE to the small cell base station, wherein the base station serving the UE is operating on a different frequency than the small cell base station, receives, from the base station, parameters related to one or more previous cell changes performed by the UE, and determines whether or not the cell change is desirable based on the parameters related to the one or more previous cell changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Damanjit Singh, Yeliz Tokgoz
  • Patent number: 10339749
    Abstract: A system and method for parking vehicles using a mobile computing device in which a network of garages and a network of valets are created so that a user can search a given geographical location for a set of parking options including self parking destinations and prices and valet destinations and prices, the user can select an option, upon arrival at the location the user scans an In-App QR code which checks the balance in a user's credit account, the credit account is replenished if necessary, the estimated parking charge is automatically deducted from the user's account and distributed to the garage and the management accounts, and when the user departs the parking location or is picked up by the valet at time desired by the user, the system closes the parking session, calculates the total charges due, deducts the additional charges from the user account and distributes the payment to the garage and the management service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rapid Lane, LLC
    Inventors: Gritty T. Gebremeskel, Binyam Haileselassie, Marie Kamali, Yordanos Merawi, Edward C. Singer, Jr., Biruk W. Tadesse, Estifanos G. Wolde
  • Patent number: 10337715
    Abstract: This application provides a lighting box and a monitoring method therefor. The lighting box includes; a power management module, including a monitoring power supply module. The monitoring power supply module includes; a monitoring sensing module; a door opening sensing module; a heat dissipation device, configured to reduce the temperature of the lighting box; and an alarm apparatus, configured to send an alarm signal. The power management module further includes a lighting box power supply module including a light source module. The power management module controls the monitoring power supply module and the lighting box power supply module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chia-Jen Tsai