Patents Examined by Hirdepal Singh
  • Patent number: 10937312
    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: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Weijun Li, Chong Liu, Xiao Ting Xiao, Jinfan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10932969
    Abstract: An apparatus has a patient care apparatus, a sensor disposed at the patient care apparatus, and an indicator device mountable to the patient care apparatus. The indicator device has an input device that inputs a patient type to the indicator device and an indicator that outputs a status to a user. The indicator outputs the status to the user based on the patient type and a configuration of the patient care apparatus sensed by the sensor. The patient care apparatus is selected from the group consisting of: a bed, a patient lift or hoist, a patient trolley and a patient standing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Arjo IP Holding AB
    Inventor: Hans LingegÄrd
  • Patent number: 10932252
    Abstract: Provided is a receiver device that can switch between transmission methods, while minimizing increase in the number of blind decryption iterations and the amount of signaling needed for acknowledgement. In this device, a receiver part (201) receives a signal mapped to any of a plurality of mapping candidates; and according to application levels established for each of the plurality of mapping candidates, a control signal processor (205) performs blind decryption of the plurality of mapping candidates, employing either a first transmission method using a single antenna port to carry out precoding based on feedback information from the receiver device, or a second transmission method involving transmission diversity employing multiple antenna ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Ayako Horiuchi, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Akihiko Nishio, Masayuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10916111
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method of merchandise security. The system includes a security device, comprising at least a first communication interface, configured to be capable of simultaneously communicating with one or more controllers. A controller, comprising at least a second communication interface configured to be capable of communicating with one or more security devices simultaneously. The method uses a controller with system identity number to initialize the security device which directly or indirectly attached to the merchandise, and to operate the initialized device. The present invention can realize communication between the security device and the controller through a wireless channel, in the communication process, through the generation of the system identity number, the security device can simultaneously implement the point-to-point communication and a point-to-surface communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hangzhou Langhong Kechuang Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Binfeng Chen
  • Patent number: 10911277
    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: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongseob Baek, Jongwoong Shin, Jaehyung Kim, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10909828
    Abstract: An alarm device for a fire alarm system is described herein. One device includes at least one of an audio notification mechanism and a visual notification mechanism, a supercapacitor, and a controller configured to allow the supercapacitor to power the at least one of the audio notification mechanism and the visual notification mechanism upon a short circuit fault occurring on a loop of the fire alarm system while the alarm device is in an alarm state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Barson, Karim Bouras
  • Patent number: 10911098
    Abstract: An interlocking circuit and procedure for suppressing an echo on a receiving line are provided. The interlocking circuit blocks the receiving line when there is a signal on a transmission line. The receiving line has a transmission side at which the echo signal is located and a receiving side at which the echo signal can be blocked. The echo signal of a CAN driver is suppressed such that an actuating component for a headlamp light matrix does not receive any unwanted commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Peter Buschmann
  • Patent number: 10906784
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for central control of one or more cranes including at least one crane and at least one central control station, wherein the crane includes one or multiple image sensors observing a picked-up load, at least part of the crane surroundings and at least part of the crane structure, the crane is connected with the control station for the transmission of the image sensor data via at least one bidirectional communication link, and wherein the control station comprises at least one display element for the visual representation of the received sensor data as well as provides at least one input device for inputting control commands, and the control commands can be transmitted, via the communication link, to one or more crane actuators and/or the crane control for performing crane movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Schilling, Markus Hofmeister
  • Patent number: 10896555
    Abstract: An example operation may include providing a value to a transport based on sensor data associated with the transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jaya Bharath R. Goluguri, Felipe G. Salles, Christopher J. Risberg, Joshua C. Batie
  • Patent number: 10892810
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for dynamically selecting a beamforming codebook and hierarchically generating beamforming codebooks is provided. According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes a channel estimation processor configured to receive a signal using a current beamforming codebook in a current beam sweeping period; a look-up table configured to store a plurality of beamforming codebooks; a state abstraction processor connected between the channel estimation processor and the look-up table, and configured to determine a codebook index based on a current channel condition as a function of the received signal and the current beamforming codebook, and select one of the plurality of beam sweeping codebooks in the look-up table as the beamforming codebook for the next beam sweeping period based on the codebook index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Qi Zhan, Hongbing Cheng, Kee-Bong Song
  • Patent number: 10890978
    Abstract: An electronic device is configured to provide haptic feedback to a user based on an input action associated with an input device. The electronic device includes a haptic engine operably connected to a processing device. The haptic engine includes an electromagnetic actuator that detects an input action associated with the input device. The electromagnetic actuator also produces a haptic output in response to the detection of the input action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler S. Bushnell, Benjamin J. Kallman, David M. Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10887812
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided in a wireless communication system supporting dual connectivity of a first base station and a second base station. A predetermined number of consecutive out-of-syncs for a special cell are received. A timer for the special cell is started. A radio link failure (RLF) is detected upon an expiration of the timer. A failure message including failure type is transmitted to the first base station in case that the RLF for the special cell is associated with the second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Anshuman Nigam, Jung Min Moon, Jung Soo Jung, Sun Heui Ryoo, Sung Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10867503
    Abstract: A laser monitoring system designed to prevent accidental falls of people who are at high risk of falling when they try to get up from a chair, commode, or bed. The system includes a first unit providing a circuit board, a laser emitting device, an alignment indicator, a control button, a communicator, an alarm speaker, an electrical port, and an electrical housing that retains all of the above. The system also includes a second unit providing a circuit board, a laser receiving device, an alignment indicator, and receiver which are all retained inside of an electrical housing. The first unit and second unit form a laser net alarm system that when interrupted provides an audible alarm requesting that the patient wait for medical attention, while at the same time may notify the care giver that their patient is trying to get up unassisted by sending an electronic message to the care giver's electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Hupps, Jason A. Eulette
  • Patent number: 10862739
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic output control hierarchy for wireless fire systems and for fire protection before and during the installation thereof are provided. Systems can include a fire system control panel, a gateway device coupled to the control panel, and a mesh network coupled to the gateway device. Responsive to the gateway device detecting a loss of communication with the control panel or a failure of the control panel, the gateway device can control activation of output devices in the mesh network. Responsive to a first device in the mesh network detecting a failure of the gateway device, the first device can control activation of the output devices in the mesh network. In some embodiments, the first device can control activation of the output devices of a second device in the mesh network, and in some embodiments, the first device can self-control activation of its own output devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Lalu Krishnan, Abhilash Damodaran, Vipindas E K, Vignesh Mohan
  • Patent number: 10855332
    Abstract: The transmission unit includes a digital signal source and a pulse generation circuit. The digital signal source generates a rectangular wave signal. The pulse generation circuit includes a short stub and an open stub, and generates a pulse signal corresponding to the rectangular wave signal. The receiving unit receives the pulse signal from the transmission unit via a lossy transmission path. A comparison circuit having a hysteresis function converts the received pulse signal into a rectangular wave signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kuwahara, Tetsu Owada, Hiroshi Itakura
  • Patent number: 10855395
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for transmitting Ethernet data along an Ethernet link with a BASE-T transceiver are disclosed. One exemplary BASE-T Ethernet transceiver includes an Ethernet data framing module having an input interface to receive Ethernet block data bits at a first data rate. Logic associates the Ethernet block data bits with an auxiliary bit and a number of zero bits. An error encoder is coupled to the logic to encode all of the data bits, auxiliary bit and zero bits into an error encoded transport frame having plural error check bits. A symbol mapper receives the error encoded transport frame and transforms the error encoded transport frame into multiple symbols. A transmitter coupled to the symbol mapper transmits the multiple symbols over an Ethernet link at one of a selection of symbol rates. The data rate of data transmitted over the Ethernet link is based on the number of zero bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, LTD.
    Inventors: Ramin Farjadrad, Paul Langner, Hossein Sedarat, Ramin Shirani, Kamal Dalmia
  • Patent number: 10846999
    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: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: William S. Rihn, Jason D. Fleming
  • Patent number: 10837246
    Abstract: This system invention relates to the use of short hop communications to transfer data between two 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: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Tubel LLC
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Patent number: 10830038
    Abstract: Communication methods and systems for communicating from a surface location to a downhole component in a borehole in an earth formation are described. The methods and systems include modulating, by a first device at the surface location, a fluid flow through a mud motor according to a predetermined pattern, the mud motor disposed in the borehole, the modulated fluid flow generating a mechanical movement variation pattern of at least a part of the mud motor, detecting, by a second device in the downhole component, the mechanical movement variation pattern, and demodulating the mechanical movement variation pattern to receive a signal that is related to the predetermined pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Hohl, Wojciech Emmerich
  • Patent number: 10828674
    Abstract: A haptic actuator includes mechanical links defining a first J-trajectory and mechanical links defining a second J-trajectory as well as a motor coupled to the mechanical links so as to synchronously accelerate a first mass over the first J-trajectory and a second mass over the second J-trajectory. During a first time interval, reactive forces of the first mass accelerating substantially balance reactive forces of the second mass accelerating and during a second time interval reactive forces of the first mass accelerating do not substantially balance reactive forces of the second mass accelerating. This un-balanced condition results in a tap signal being produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Vibrant Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Pratheev S. Sreetharan, Andrew Baisch, Michael Karpelson