Patents Examined by Hoi C. Lau
  • 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
    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
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Vaglio, Matt Ryan Anderson
  • Patent number: 10631269
    Abstract: A method is described for managing risk messages in a distributed, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) safety system that limits broadcast storms during an omnidirectional rebroadcast of risk messages in a range larger than a radio range. A group of self-organized transponders, such as may be in vehicles, broadcasts, in a shared medium, real-time safety messages, using self-assigned time slots in regular, contiguous time intervals. Relative locations of up to four distinct transponders are computed and compared, along with a geographic angle formed by three transponders. Risk messages are not rebroadcast when another vehicle, farther from the originating vehicle, has already rebroadcast the same message. Risk values may be single-digit integers, created by adding sub-risk values responsive to real-time vehicle behavior, traffic, weather, road conditions, and the risk history of a road segment. Risk messages are free of fixed vehicle or transponder identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Zetta Research and Development LLC—ForC Series
    Inventors: Kim Rubin, Jonathan Betts-Lacroix
  • Patent number: 10629070
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to prediction of traffic dynamics. A descriptive model is provided that uses historical probe data to create “tidal-like” patterns for the usual dynamics on the road network and creates a framework for taking a future time, e.g. in terms of month, day, time, and suggesting a typical speed for the specified road network link at that specific time. With this model, better predictions for estimated time of arrival will be derived. As opposed to blindly extrapolating from a static model, the disclosed embodiments dynamically adapt to current conditions using real time data to adapt, based on current conditions, the model from which a predicted speed may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jane Macfarlane, Robert Grossman, Collin Bennett, James Pivarski
  • Patent number: 10629062
    Abstract: An automated alert system and method designed to deliver crisis notifications within seconds to law enforcement personnel. The alert system and method is designed to enhance the response time to an active shooter scenario, thereby minimizing the number of causalities or victims associated with such dangerous scenarios. The system and method uses a combination of various hardware components, cellular automation and partnership with first responders to provide an advanced alert system which ensures quick responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: James Billig, Hector Delgado
  • Patent number: 10614708
    Abstract: A train detection system for a railway track section placed on a track bed, the track section having two rails, the train detection system comprising at least one cable, the cable being placed across the two rails, a transmitter connected to the cable and configured to emit an emitted signal into the at least one cable, a receiver connected to the cable and configured to receive a received signal related to the emitted signal having passed through the cable, and capable of determining, according to the received signal, between an unoccupied state where no railway vehicle is present on the track section, and an occupied state where the track section is occupied by a railway vehicle. The cable is buried under the track bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Jared Cooper, Nicholas Nagrodsky
  • Patent number: 10608564
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring an engine driven generator system (GMS) is provided herein. The system self-configures across generator types and manufacturers via a learning algorithm. Additional sensors are included in the system to provide a robust set of sensor data. Data analysis employed includes comparison to threshold levels, trending of historical data, and Wavelet analysis. A graphical touch screen is provided to users for both controlling the GMS and for viewing results. Monitoring results include operating conditions, existing faults, and warnings of undesirable conditions. Ethernet connections afford review of real time data, diagnostic feedback, and prognostic information at a central location. A sleep state of the GMS conserves generator battery life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Williams RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Warren B Johnson, Christopher M Stimek, Peter C Gardner
  • Patent number: 10597903
    Abstract: A system for and method of verifying a configuration of an artifact, such as a gun, a phone, or other artifact, is provided. The system includes a plurality of unique verification mechanisms, each verification mechanism including a unique identifier for distinguishing the verification mechanism from each of the other verification mechanisms. The method includes engaging a verification mechanism with the artifact and/or with an object and/or device associated with the artifact so as to move the artifact to a verifiable configuration while simultaneously moving the verification mechanism to a verifying configuration. The method further includes scanning the verification mechanism to create a first verification record, thereby providing evidence of such configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew C. Reeves
  • Patent number: 10591997
    Abstract: A haptic device with ultrasonic actuation, including: a support, a user-interaction element movable at least in rotation and/or translation relative to the support, a first contact surface that moves as one with the interaction element, a second contact surface that moves as one with the support, resonators, and a control unit that excites the resonators at at least one resonance frequency, generating a vibration mode in a plane and an ultrasonic lubrication phenomenon between the first contact surface and the second contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Edouard Leroy, Laurent Eck, Moustapha Hafez
  • Patent number: 10575779
    Abstract: A monitoring device for measuring one or more physiological parameters of a medical patient can include a finger clip sensor connected to a monitor. A placement indicator helps the patient to properly position the sensor. The monitor can display a message alerting the patient to reposition the sensor. The device can delay measurement until the sensor is properly positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Jeroen Poeze, Marcelo M. Lamego
  • Patent number: 10573147
    Abstract: Technologies for managing safety at an industrial site include a method. The method includes receiving, by a compute device in a cloud data center, condition data indicative of a sensed or determined condition at the industrial site. The condition data was produced at least in part by an edge device at the industrial site. The method also includes analyzing, by the compute device and with a model that associates conditions with corresponding safety statuses, the received condition data to determine a corresponding safety status associated with the industrial site. Further, the method includes determining, by the compute device and as a function of the determined safety status, whether a responsive action is to be performed at the industrial site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Mirrasoul J. Mousavi, Mithun P. Acharya, Brian D. Barr
  • Patent number: 10573164
    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: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Arati P Singh, Ranjeev K Singh
  • Patent number: 10562497
    Abstract: A control system for a vehicle includes a portable authentication terminal configured to authenticate a user who carries the portable authentication terminal, and a vehicle configured to communicate with the portable authentication terminal. The vehicle includes a sound generation unit configured to generate a predetermined sound within a vehicle cabin, an information reception unit configured to receive information transmitted from the portable authentication terminal, and a determination unit configured to determine whether the portable authentication terminal is within the cabin based on the received information. The portable authentication terminal includes a sound collection unit configured to collect a sound, and an information transmission unit configured to transmit information based on the collected sound to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroki Okada
  • Patent number: 10559186
    Abstract: A remote temperature monitoring system includes a first unit operatively connected to one or more temperature sensors for sensing the temperature of one or more materials or food items being cooked or heated. The first unit transmits the sensed temperature to a second unit that is located remotely from the first unit during heating. The second unit is programmable with the desired temperature and/or heating parameters of the item. By monitoring the temperature status of the item over time, the system determines when the food has reached the desired temperature or degree of cooking, and notifies the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Allen, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10556545
    Abstract: A rack structure is provided for supporting an elongate, generally horizontally extending nested stack of substantially identically configured barrel-like traffic delineators at a location atop a cab of a truck, with the nested stack of traffic delineators being laid on one of its sides so the stack extends generally forwardly-rearwardly, with a relatively smaller front end region of the nested stack situated forwardly of a relatively larger rear end region of the nested stack. The rack structure has a forwardly-rearwardly-movable component configured to perimetrically surround and support a portion of the relatively smaller front end region of the stack, and a forwardly-rearwardly extending fixed component that underlies and supports a portion of the relatively larger rear end region of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Robert H Roy, Andrew C Washburn, Joseph T Piggott, Siddharth Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10551415
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods of locking a faulted circuit indicator (FCI). For example, the FCI may include a locking assembly. The locking assembly may include a lock plate that selectively moves between a locked position and an unlocked position. When in the locked position, the lock plate blocks a lock link of the FCI from moving in a first direction to prevent the FCI from opening. When in an unlocked position, the lock plate enables the lock link of the FCI to move in the first direction to allow the FCI to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Ryan, Mark A. Thomas, Mark F. Witczak
  • Patent number: 10544899
    Abstract: An apparatus for identifying when an individual is in proximity to an object having a length has a sensor portion having a wire loop through which electric current runs and creates an electromagnetic field that emanates about the wire loop. The wire loop extending along at least a third of the length of the object. The apparatus has a personal alarm device that is worn by the individual which detects the presence of the magnetic field emanating from the wire loop when the personal alarm device is in the magnetic field and produces a signal indicating the personal alarm device is within the magnetic field. Alternatively, the sensor portion extends from a contiguous boundary up to 500 meters, where the boundary has a geometry that is linear or meandering. A head piece for an individual's head. A method for identifying when an individual is in proximity to an object. A field extension module. A proximity device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Strata Products Worldwide, LLC
    Inventors: David Hakins, Mike Bertosh, Brian Dunkin, Andrew Hard
  • Patent number: 10545487
    Abstract: A diagnostic system is provided for diagnosing a process of a plant, using a computing device. A detection unit automatically detects a faulty condition of the process based on a plurality of readings of parameters or measurements associated with the faulty condition for alerting an operator. An analysis unit determines an operating status of the plant based on the plurality of readings of parameters or measurements. A display device graphically links the faulty condition with the plurality of readings of parameters or measurements. A visualization unit displays the operating status of the plant with the readings of parameters or measurements using an alert dashboard grouping related data based on a source of the data for meaningfully illustrating relationships of the displayed data. An alert unit automatically generates a warning message based on the plurality of readings of parameters or measurements to inform the operator of the faulty condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Ian G. Horn, Zak Alzein, Paul Kowalczyk, Christophe Romatier, David Rondeau
  • Patent number: 10532618
    Abstract: A programming unit for TPMS sensors includes at least a microcontroller and memory storing at least a vehicle group database comprising multiple vehicle groups, each vehicle group comprising at least one vehicle, a version pair database comprising multiple version pair groups, each version pair group representing one vehicle group and comprising at least one version pair wherein each version pair includes an associated application version and an associated sub-application version, an application database comprising multiple application versions, each application version includes an associated binary file, and a sub-application database comprising multiple sub-application versions, each sub-application version includes an associated binary file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: WEGMANN automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Riemann, Bartlomiej Wicher
  • Patent number: 10529199
    Abstract: A system includes a first sensor configured to identify information regarding an emergency condition associated with a structure and a second sensor configured to identify an occupancy pattern regarding the structure. The system also includes a processor operatively coupled to the first sensor, the second sensor, and a transceiver. The processor is configured to determine a severity of the emergency condition based at least in part on the information regarding the emergency condition and prioritize rescues within the structure based at least in part on the occupancy pattern. The system also includes the transceiver which is configured to transmit an identification of the emergency condition, a location of the structure, the occupancy pattern, the prioritization of rescues, and the severity of the emergency condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: OneEvent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Joseph Wedig, Daniel Ralph Parent, Tammy Michelle Wedig, Kristin Ann Sutter-Parent