Patents Examined by Hoi C. Lau
  • Patent number: 10726706
    Abstract: A portable device including a gesture recognizer module for automatically detecting a specific sequence of gestures is described. The portable device may be used to detect a health, safety, or security related event. The portable device may further include an emergency event module for automatically determining whether the sequence of gestures corresponds to an emergency event. The portable device may further include a proximity detection module for automatically determining whether a mobile device corresponding to a user listed as an emergency contact is in a state of proximity to the portable device. The portable device may further include a notification module for automatically transmitting a message, indicating the emergency event, to the user of the mobile device determined to be in the state of proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Arati P. Singh, Ranjeev K. Singh
  • Patent number: 10726721
    Abstract: A portable handheld traffic control device includes a lamp, a housing that encloses the lamp, and a handle. The handle attaches to a proximal (back) side of the housing and includes a control panel operable by a thumb of a hand grasping the handle. In a first (vehicle) mode, the lamp emits light on a distal (front) side of the housing in one of four colors: red, yellow, green, or white, when a respective button for the corresponding color is pressed. In a second (pedestrian) mode, pressing the red button causes the lamp to display a steady red upraised hand, pressing the yellow button causes the lamp to display a flashing red upraised hand, and pressing the green button causes the lamp to display a steady white walking person figure. A battery powers the lamp. The device includes a secondary display visible on the proximal (back) side of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: RYG LIGHT, LLC
    Inventor: Lowell Cade
  • Patent number: 10726711
    Abstract: A system for determining and presenting false alarm reduction includes a processing circuit configured to determine addressable false alarms by determining, based on events of building devices of a building and event sequences of one or more false alarm rules, whether the one or more false alarm rules are triggered, where the one or more false alarm rules each include one of the event sequences indicating relationships between the events that are indicative of a situation at the building that causes an addressable false alarm. The processing circuit is configured to generate a plurality of recommendations based the triggered false alarm rules, wherein the recommendations prompt the user to rectify situations at the building that cause the addressable false alarms, generate a user interface comprising an indication of the addressable false alarms and the plurality of recommendations, and cause a display of a user device to display the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Gopi Subramanian, Christine Trainor, Jason Kapuschat
  • Patent number: 10720000
    Abstract: A door lock mechanism is disclosed that includes door lock end alarm features. The mechanism includes a controller and a sensor useful to detect motions that are representative of attempted access through a door to which the door lock mechanism is attached. The controller can set an alarm condition if a measured motion, such as a measured acceleration, meet and/or exceeds a threshold. If an appropriate access control credential is provided through a user device then the alarm condition may not be set by the controller. The door lock mechanism can be coupled to a remote station via a communications link if needed, such as a radio frequency link. The remote station can additionally be in communication with the door lock mechanism via a network. The remote station can be used to send and receive messages regarding door lock mechanism status, configuration, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Timothy N. Comerford, David M. Baty, William B. Ainley, Raymond F. Rettig, John R. Ahearn, Joseph W. Lyon
  • Patent number: 10710500
    Abstract: A trailer alignment system is provided. The system comprises a sensor disposed within a housing. The system also comprises a processor configured to determine a location of a vehicle on a trailer based on data received from the sensor and in response to the vehicle location determination, the processor generates a notification. The system further comprises a notification element configured to display the generated notification to a driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Robotzone, LLC
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Patent number: 10710501
    Abstract: A trailer alignment system is provided. The system comprises a sensor disposed within a housing. The system also comprises a processor configured to determine a location of a vehicle on a trailer based on data received from the sensor and in response to the vehicle location determination, the processor generates a notification. The system further comprises a notification element configured to display the generated notification to a driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Robotzone, LLC
    Inventor: Brian T. Pettey
  • Patent number: 10713951
    Abstract: The discloser relates to a method for checking a passing possibility condition, which is fulfilled if a passing process for the passing of a preceding vehicle by a motor vehicle is presumably possible, wherein ego data relating to the driving operation of the motor vehicle and, by means of at least one surroundings sensor of the motor vehicle, surroundings data relating to a stretch of road ahead are detected, whereupon preceding-vehicle data relating to the preceding vehicle are ascertained on the basis of the surroundings data, whereupon on the basis of the preceding-vehicle data and the ego data, a piece of passing information is ascertained, which describes a minimum required driving distance of the motor vehicle along the stretch of road under specific boundary conditions, which is required for passing the preceding vehicle, whereupon the passing possibility condition is evaluated on the basis of the passing information and, if the presence of a road user in a passing lane usable in conjunction with the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Marvin Raaijmakers
  • Patent number: 10712133
    Abstract: An impact indication system for indicating an impact of a projectile on a target. The impact indication system includes an impact sensing system including a g-force sensor, a housing engagable with the target, and a first computing device including at least a processor and a memory. The impact indication system further includes a signal output unit including a housing, a signal output device, a second computing device including a processor and a memory, the first computing device operable to send a signal to the second computing device in response to sensing the impact, and the second computing device operable to produce a signal indicative of the impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: David Kerley, Laurence A. Bay
  • Patent number: 10703299
    Abstract: A method is shown to indicate to a driver of a vehicle the presence of an object moving relative to the vehicle. The method begins by collecting data using a camera or other such image capturing device. The data is analyzed to detect a hazard created by the presence of the object, regardless of whether it is moving or not. A warning associated with the hazard is created. Both the hazard and the warning are displayed using the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Ilka Rötzer, Andreas Herrmann, Oliver Eder, Frank Linsenmaier, Firas Mualla
  • Patent number: 10698398
    Abstract: An alarm display system includes: a database configured to store a plurality of sets of predetermined events, occurrence probabilities of the events, checking situations of the events, and countermeasure policies of the events in association with the sets; an alarm information acquisition unit configured to acquire alarm information indicating that the events occur in monitoring target devices; a support information addition unit configured to add support information for supporting determination of a countermeasure for the alarm information according to information stored in the database, to the acquired alarm information; and a display unit configured to display alarm display information in which the support information is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Kishi, Satoru Mori, Yuki Nakazawa, Toru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10692336
    Abstract: An encoder and encoding method map haptic effects for various haptic channels to a plurality of areas of a body model. The haptic channels represent temperature, vibration, or similar such effects for use by haptic actuators, for example. Each channel comprises signals to represent a timestamp, face locations and identifiers, and spatial and temporal resolution values to control effect resolutions for various parts of the body for a particular effect controlled by that channel. The haptic channels are multiplexed together to form a composite signal that can control various effects to a plurality of body locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Julien Fleureau, Olivier Dumas, Bertrand Leroy, Fabien Danieau
  • Patent number: 10685570
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electronic device may include a communication module and a processor configured to receive, from one or more first external vehicles through the communication module, one or more pieces of first identification information and first data related to movement of the one or more first external vehicles, receive, from one or more second external vehicles through the communication module, one or more pieces of second identification information and second data related to movement of the one or more second external vehicles a designated time period after receiving the first identification information and the first data, identify at least one piece of non-received identification information among the one or more pieces of first identification information, which is not included in the one or more pieces of second identification information, and at least one piece of newly received identification information among the one or more pieces of second identification information, which is not in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Il Son, Jong-Sung Joo, Sun-Min Hwang
  • Patent number: 10665084
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present inventive concept include retrofit compliance apparatus, which can include a catch basin or drip tray. The retrofit compliance apparatus can be used in conjunction with a hand hygiene dispenser, and monitor for compliant usage of the dispenser. The retrofit compliance apparatus can include one or more microcontrollers and one or more sensors. The retrofit compliance apparatus can detect whether the dispenser has been properly used. The retrofit compliance apparatus can collect data allowing the determination of the identity of who used the dispenser. Historical information about valid dispense counts and invalid dispense counts for each individual user can be maintained by a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SwipeSense, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Peck, Harikrishna K. Rajabather, Thomas F. Racke, Horace Y. Wang, Yuri F. Malina
  • Patent number: 10657732
    Abstract: A system and method for providing legal parking guidance includes a server which stores legal parking related data having one or more data types. The server receives, from a user computing device, user data which includes a user type corresponding to one or more of the data types and real-time location data associated with one or more locations of a user. The server also identifies one or more potentially available legal parking locations based on the legal parking related data, the location data, and the user type, and transmits at least a portion of data associated with at least one of the one or more potentially available legal parking locations to the user computing device. The user type includes at least one of commercial vehicle user, non-commercial vehicle user, user vehicle-type, or user vehicle-plate-type. The system may also include a location identifier and an accelerometer to monitor the speed, location, parking intent, or leaving intent of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: OPERR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Sunlin Wang
  • Patent number: 10657790
    Abstract: Arrangements relate to the automatic adjustment of an alert trigger threshold associated with a metric. In response to a determination that a predetermined alert trigger threshold associated with a metric is met, an alert notification can be sent to a plurality of users associated with the metric. Feedback on the alert notification can be received from one or more of the plurality of users. The alert trigger threshold can be adjusted based on the received feedback. Such adjusting can be performed using a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jennifer G. Becker, Venkatramanan Jeyaraman, Mark D. Reinhardt, Benjamin I. Rubinger
  • Patent number: 10653367
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a haptic system comprises at least one acoustic sensor; an amplifier for receiving electronic signals from the acoustic sensor and amplifying the received signals; at least one actuator, operatively connected to the amplifier, for vibrating in accordance with the amplified signals; and a support including at least one actuator, operatively connected to the amplifier, for vibrating in accordance with the amplified signals and conferring vibrotactile sensations corresponding thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Coleridge Design Associates LLC
    Inventor: Geoffrey A. Boyd
  • Patent number: 10650675
    Abstract: A display system and an in-vehicle system include a display device provided at a vehicle and configured to display a person image indicating a person at a position visible from the outside of the vehicle; and a controller configured to acquire surrounding status information indicating a surrounding status of the vehicle and control the display device based on the acquired surrounding status information, thereby the executing external display processing of displaying the person image. As a result, the display system and the in-vehicle system provide an advantageous effect that easily-understandable displaying can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Saito, Shinichi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10647448
    Abstract: Airfield lights, components thereof, and associated methods. An airfield light can include one or more heat sink modules secured to a heat sink base to form a heat sink module on which light sources are mountable. A method includes assembling a heat sink and mounting light sources thereon. A platform of an airfield light permits mounting of a light assembly in a selected orientation on the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Vivian L. Hunter
  • Patent number: 10640084
    Abstract: The device and system discussed below are designed to track and report vehicle theft. The device and system are focused on use on smaller vehicles, specifically motorcycles, small watercraft, another related power sports hardware. The theft detection system tracks movement in combination with determining whether an authorized user is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GLOBAL PROMOTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Michael T Conners
  • Patent number: 10642460
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing a multi-action button for mobile devices are provided. Alerts are received and multi-action buttons are determined corresponding to the alerts and clinicians associated with mobile devices. The multi-action buttons are displayed on the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Vaglio, Matt Ryan Anderson