Patents Examined by Hirdepal Singh
  • 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
    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
  • Patent number: 10825318
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying a condition associated with an individual in a home environment are provided. Sensors associated with the home environment detect data, which is captured and analyzed by a local or remote processor to identify the condition. In some instances, the sensors are configured to capture data indicative of electricity use by devices associated with the home environment, including, e.g., which devices are using electricity, what date/time electricity is used by each device, how long each device uses electricity, and/or the power source for the electricity used by each device. The processor analyzes the captured data to identify any abnormalities or anomalies, and, based upon any identified abnormalities or anomalies, the processor determines a condition (e.g., a medical condition) associated with an individual in the home environment. The processor generates and transmits a notification indicating the condition associated with the individual to a caregiver of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Aaron Williams, Joseph Robert Brannan, Christopher N Kawakita, Dana C Hunt
  • Patent number: 10825343
    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: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, Kenneth J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10819397
    Abstract: This application discloses an information transmission method and a related device. The method includes: determining, by a terminal device, a first time element and a second time element, where the first time element is a time in which the terminal device sends first information to a first network device on a first carrier, the second time element is a time in which the terminal device sends second information to a second network device on a second carrier, and the first time element and the second time element overlap in time; and when the terminal device determines to send the first information to the first network device on the first carrier in the first time element, sending, by the terminal device, the second information to the second network device on the second carrier in a third time element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Zhiheng Guo, Lei Wan, Xinqian Xie
  • Patent number: 10806389
    Abstract: An electronic device for providing biometric information is provided. The electronic device includes a sensor module, a memory, and a processor electrically connected to the sensor module and the memory. The processor obtains a biometric signal from the sensor module at a predetermined time interval, determines whether a user is in a first state on the basis of the obtained biometric signal, in case the user is in a first state, obtains a representative value for a respective of the at least one biometric signal, defines the obtained representative value for the respective of the at least one biometric signal as a candidate reference value for a corresponding biometric signal, determines a candidate reference value satisfying a predetermined condition as a first reference value for the corresponding biometric signal, and updates a second reference value previously configured for the corresponding biometric signal on the basis of the first reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunsu Hong, Sangbeom Nam, Yongjin Lee
  • Patent number: 10797763
    Abstract: A method of transmission over multiple wireless channels in a multiple antenna system includes storing channel modulation matrices at a transmitter; receiving quantized channel state information at the transmitter from plural receivers; selecting a transmission modulation matrix using the quantized channel state information from the stored channel modulation matrices; and transmitting over the multiple channels to the plural receivers using the selected transmission modulation matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Bartosz Mielczarek, Witold A. Krzymien
  • Patent number: 10793245
    Abstract: A safety system for a boat, watercraft or other vehicle includes a kill switch connected to the motor for preventing the motor from running under dangerous circumstances. The system includes a fob that wirelessly communicates with the kill switch, so that the motor only runs when the fob is within a predetermined distance from the captain's console. Other sensors communicate with the kill switch, either hard-wired together or wirelessly, upon detection of dangerous situations, including proximity sensors to detect if a swimmer is near the propeller or if the captain is not in position at the helm, gate sensors to detect when gates on the boat are in an open position, and ladder sensors to detect when a ladder is in a down position. The system may also include an alarm emitting a visual or audible warning to the boat captain based on input from the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Scott Trotter
  • Patent number: 10797777
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of wireless communications technologies, and provides a method for communication between terminals, a network-side device, and a terminal. The method discloses that the network-side device allocates, to the terminal, time-frequency resources for transmitting uplink information and sidelink information. On the time-frequency resources and at a same moment in a range of time domain-frequency resources, the terminal transmits the uplink information used for performing uplink beamform training to the network-side device, and transmits the sidelink information used for performing sidelink beamform training to another terminal. According to solutions provided in this application, based on conventional uplink and downlink beamform training procedures, the terminal performs the sidelink beamform training without additionally using a new time-frequency resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Hongjia Su, Yingpei Lin, Jiyong Pang
  • Patent number: 10796790
    Abstract: Provided herein are medication tracking and securement devices, systems, platforms, and methods configured to be used with or in place of commercial standard medicine bottles. The wireless tracking and communications elements of the present disclosure are configured to prevent medication theft, overdosing, medication loss, and prescription noncompliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Longevity Health Corp.
    Inventor: Sean O'Keefe
  • Patent number: 10785015
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for EM communications. One of the apparatus includes a plurality of receive samplers arranged in parallel and configured to receive an amplitude modulated input signal, each sampler being clocked at a same rate but not a same phase, the rate being in relation with the input signal; a plurality of envelope extractors, wherein each envelop extractor is communicatively coupled to a respective output of one of the plurality of receive samplers, and wherein each envelope extractor is configured to extract the envelope of the input signal after sampling; and a combiner communicatively coupled to the envelope extractors to combine the signal envelopes sampled at their respective phases, creating a combined output that provides an approximate copy of the input signal envelope, providing an output signal for performing symbol synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Keyssa Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Antoine Rada
  • Patent number: 10777049
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for strobes and speaker-strobes for a mass notification system are described herein. One device is comprised of a strobe assembly including a strobe and a strobe housing configured to cover at least a portion of the strobe. A plate attached to the strobe assembly can have an aperture configured to allow at least a portion of the strobe assembly to protrude through the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: John Holba, Wilson Cheung, Lena Zhang
  • Patent number: 10769921
    Abstract: A smoke detector is provided and includes a housing defining a chamber receptive of ambient materials, one or more receivers disposed to receive light reflected from the chamber along one or more receiving axes, respectively, and multiple emitters disposed to emit light of multiple wavelengths, respectively, into the chamber at multiple angles relative to each of the one or more receiving axes, respectively, and a controller. The controller is configured to determine whether a current condition of the chamber should trigger an alarm based on output signals generated by the one or more receivers resulting from light emitted into the chamber by the multiple emitters being reflected toward the one or more receivers by the ambient materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Vipul Patel, Dennis Michael Gadonniex
  • Patent number: 10770177
    Abstract: A dispatch management computer system that integrates with an existing nurse call system for clinical workflow optimization and to create accountability for patient satisfaction and outcomes. The system integrates a “quarterback” (e.g., dispatcher) tablet with a custom dispatch application that presents a floor plan for tracking the RTLS position of staff members and to provide a visual indication of which room and bed the call originated from. When a patient requests assistance, the QB application presents an assessment of the patient needs and, if further assistance is required, provides the dispatcher tools for real time assignment of the appropriate staff member and dispatch to begin the task within a predetermined amount of time required to complete the task allocated. The system enables the prompt assignment of staff personnel and assures that a patient receives prompt staff attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Yair Zuckerman, Nathaniel Robeson
  • Patent number: 10765836
    Abstract: A detector and a method of its use with a guidewire to reduce the incidence of guidewires accidently being left inside patients during the placement of central venous (and other) catheters. In particular, an electronic detector detects whether a catheter has been placed over a guidewire and whether the guidewire has been removed thereafter. In addition, the distance the guidewire has progressed out the patient side of the detector housing which will correspond to the length of guidewire actually inside the patient and any time may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Mark M. Gottlieb, James B. Solomon
  • Patent number: 10761608
    Abstract: The proposed method relates to the field of providing physical feedback to a user from a virtual application, particularly a computer game or other software applications. The method for interactive physiological and technological synchronization of a user with a virtual environment includes taking the user's biometric and/or kinematic parameters, transferring the user's biometric and/or kinematic parameters to an application program, generating feedback signals in the application program, transmitting the feedback signals to a computing device, processing the feedback signals and supplying feedback pulses which invoke physical sensations in the nervous system of the user through contact with the user's skin, wherein the feedback pulses are supplied using the principle of cascaded distribution of electrical pulses. Also claimed are variants of a wearable apparatus for implementation of the proposed method. The proposed method and apparatus allow for creating a deep-sense reality for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Dzmitry Marozau, Siarhei Khurs, Raman Aleksandrovich
  • Patent number: 10756786
    Abstract: Isolation for antennas in a wireless communication system is achieved between transmit and receive paths for a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antenna array by separating a first transmit path from an associated receive path to be matched with a second transmit path and matching the first receive path with the second receive path. It is expected that the two transmit paths operate on sufficiently different frequencies that there is minimal interference there and the additional spacing from the transmit path to the receive path will reduce interference therebetween without increasing a footprint of the antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventor: Dror Ben-Shlomo
  • Patent number: 10755561
    Abstract: The present application relates to the detection of moving vehicles and other objects, in particular though not exclusively for the application of switching stationary charging pads for moving electric vehicle charging. There is provided an electric vehicle detecting apparatus for switching a charging pad for charging a vehicle transmitting a locating signal, the apparatus comprising two sensors separated in the direction of travel of the vehicle, and a detector arranged to detect the vehicle by comparing the locating signals received by each of the two sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Auckland UniServices Limited
    Inventor: John Talbot Boys
  • Patent number: 10749568
    Abstract: An electronic device that communicates with a second electronic device using adaptive frequency hopping across different spectral bands is described. An integrated circuit in the electronic device includes processing logic that determines an adaptive spectral map that specifies channels across multiple spectral bands. During communication with a second electronic device that includes a second integrated circuit using a communication protocol (such as Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy), the integrated circuit selects channels in the adaptive spectral map, where selection can be based on a predefined frequency-hopping sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joachim S. Hammerschmidt, Robert G. Lorenz, Tad J. Dreier