Patents Examined by Hoi C. Lau
  • Patent number: 10399523
    Abstract: A method and system may identify vehicle collisions in real-time or at least near real-time based on statistical data collected from previous vehicle collisions. A user's portable computing device may obtain sensor data from sensors in the portable computing device and compare the sensor data to a statistical model indicative of a vehicle collision, where the statistical model includes sensor data characteristics which correspond to the vehicle collision. Each sensor data characteristic may have a threshold value, the portable computing device may compare a value for the sensor data characteristic to the threshold value. If the portable computing device identifies a vehicle collision based on the comparison, notifications may be sent to emergency contacts and/or emergency personnel to provide assistance to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott T. Christensen, David J. Dosher, Sunish Shreenarayan Menon, Susan M. Dunham
  • Patent number: 10399495
    Abstract: A vehicle telematics device communicates with one or more proximity devices removably attached to a vehicle. The vehicle telematics device detects a direction change of the vehicle and signals for corresponding proximity devices to wake thereby causing the proximity devices to detect proximity of the vehicle with one or more other objects and wirelessly transmit proximity data. The telematics device wirelessly receives the proximity data from the proximity devices and notifies an operator of the vehicle of the close proximity condition between the vehicle and the one or more objects. Notably, the proximity data (including determined close proximity conditions) can be shared with a third party such as an insurance provider, which can adjust insurance rates based on the proximity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Shane C. Osborne
  • Patent number: 10393541
    Abstract: An aircraft navigation system and a method for aircraft navigation is presented. The aircraft navigation system has a navigation-map data source, navigation-map data provided by the navigation-map data source including information about a multitude of objects O on earth surface which are of high potential visibility and high potential identifiability from elevated positions, each information for an object O?O including a position and a type of the respective object O; a first system for measuring an actual aircraft position P(t); a waypoint data source providing waypoints WPi defining an aircraft intended flight track; a second system for selecting per waypoint WPi one object Oi(WPi) with Oi(WPi)?O depending on given selection criteria; and a display for displaying an information I(Oi(WPi) referring the selected object Oi(WPi).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Olaf Heinzinger, Matthias Oberhauser, Sèbastien Mamessier, Rafael Fernandes De Oliveira, Daniel Dreyer
  • Patent number: 10395534
    Abstract: An operation management device including: a setting information acquisition unit configured to acquire selected vehicle information set in a user terminal and indicating a selected vehicle selected from a plurality of vehicles; a vehicle information acquisition unit configured to acquire position information and time information at predetermined time intervals, the position information indicating positions of each of the plurality of vehicles, and the time information indicating time at which the position information is acquired, and a display control unit configured to display, on the user terminal, a map image and a position image that is overlapped on the map image, the position image indicating a plurality of positions indicated by the position information corresponding to the selected vehicle, and the position image being displayed in a mode that is determined based on the time indicated by time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Akira Yamashita, Keisuke Kimura
  • Patent number: 10395490
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for providing haptic effects based on information complementary to multimedia content. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of receiving multimedia data comprising multimedia content and complementary data, wherein the complementary data describes the multimedia content, determining a haptic effect based at least in part on the complementary data, and outputting the haptic effect while playing the multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Ali Modarres, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Jamal Saboune
  • Patent number: 10395535
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying potentially available legal parking and generating notifications thereof is provided. The system receives location information from a user's computing device and queries the database for legal parking related data relevant to the time, location, and user type, which is categorized by data type. The system precludes illegal and occupied parking locations from identification as potentially available legal parking locations based on user type. Illegal parking locations are determined based on parking prohibitions directly applicable or applicable by inference to the user. The system generates one or more notifications comprising the legal parking related data and transmits them to the user's computing device. The user can interact with the system through a user engagement panel to provide legal parking related data. Data submitted through the user engagement panel is subject to ratings from additional users, and can be used to update the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: OPERR Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Sunlin Wang
  • Patent number: 10388161
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a trailer includes a plurality of wireless sensors mounted to a trailer for monitoring conditions of the trailer; a master control unit attached to an outside surface of the trailer for receiving messages from the plurality of sensors, said master control unit including a GPS receiver module, a cellular data transceiver module for communicating with a central tracking computer via a cellular data network interfaced to the Internet, a local wireless network master transceiver module in wireless communication with the plurality of wireless sensors, and a microcontroller for controlling said local wireless network master transceiver module to periodically obtain sensor data from said wireless sensors and for controlling said cellular data transceiver module to transmit said location and sensor data; and a user interface for receiving user initiated inquires including alert requests or alert parameters and for displaying alerts including trailer status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Truck-lite Co., LLC
    Inventors: Scott Troutman, Roger Elmer, Brett Jackson
  • Patent number: 10388141
    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: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Allen, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10379713
    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, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Vaglio, Matt Ryan Anderson
  • Patent number: 10373496
    Abstract: A technique for managing parking of vehicles at a lower cost is disclosed. A parking management system includes a terminal device and a server device. The terminal device includes: a storage unit that stores user information; a reading unit that reads identification information of a parking space from a code associated with the parking space, and a transmission unit that transmits, to the server device, parking position information which includes the stored user information and the read identification information. The server device includes: a receiving unit that receives the parking position information from the terminal device; and an identifying unit that identifies a position where a vehicle is parked and a user of the parked vehicle, based on the received parking position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Koreishi
  • Patent number: 10360798
    Abstract: An application server in a cellular network receives incident information and determines a trust value associated with the incident information using one or more trust parameters. The application server generates a warning message including the the trust value and the one or more trust parameters. The warning message is broadcast to user equipment in vehicles in an area of relevance. The user equipment in the vehicles in the area of relevance receives the warning message and may re-evaluate the trust value in the warning message based on additional trust parameters or information. The user equipment may determine to perform one or more actions based on the trust value, such as providing a warning to a driver or performing a braking operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Anja Jerichow, Joachim Lueken, Wolfgang Scheidl
  • Patent number: 10354513
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus includes: an optical sensor; and a wireless communication circuit configured to execute a transmission process that transmits a first signal based on data stored in a storage element and a reception process that receives a second signal in response to the transmission of the first signal, wherein the wireless communication circuit is further configured to write data to the storage element in accordance with the second signal received in the reception process when an output level of the optical sensor is in a first state in which the output level of the optical sensor is equal to or higher than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSI LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun-ichi Nagata
  • Patent number: 10343848
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for detecting a belt tear in a conveyor belt, comprising a trigger (1) which is arranged below the conveyor belt (2) transversely to the conveying direction of the conveyor belt and which is connected to a load limit switch (3). The arrangement also comprises a signalling device (4) for indicating and/or signalling a belt tear to a control unit (5). The invention is characterized in that a chain (6) which is suspended below the conveyor belt (2) is used as the trigger (1), said chain transmitting forces produced in the event of a belt tear to the load limit switch (3). In an advantageous embodiment, the load limit switch (3) has an inductive proximity switch (7), and in an additional advantageous embodiment, the load limit switch is connected to a control unit (5) via an actuator sensor interface (8) as a bus participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: IFM Electronic GmbH
    Inventors: Hansjörg Hopp, Conrad Marius Du Plessis
  • Patent number: 10338108
    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: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Ryan, Mark A. Thomas, Mark F. Witczak
  • Patent number: 10332623
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes establishing a communications link, via a short-range wireless protocol, between a mobile computing device and a medicament delivery device. A user input selecting a motion profile of the medicament delivery device is then received in response to an input prompt. A wireless signal is received from the medicament delivery device, the wireless signal associated with an actual motion profile of the medicament delivery device. A notification is produced to indicate a motion difference between the actual motion profile and the target motion profile. In some embodiments, the method optionally includes modifying the target motion profile based on the motion profile over a time period of at least one week, the notification indicating a motion difference between the motion profile and the modified target motion profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Paul F. Meyers, Samuel Jefferson Briggs, George McGee Perkins, Eugene Johannes Van Wyk, Mitchell Frederick Burke, Eric William Scammell
  • Patent number: 10321849
    Abstract: System and method for ingestion event detection and monitoring are disclosed. The system comprises: an ingestible microsensor configured to generate a signal representing an ingestion event upon ingestion and contact with stomach fluid of a patient; and a reader device positioned external to the patient and configured to detect the signal representing the ingestion event with at least 95% accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: etectRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil R. Euliano, Brent Myers, Glen Flores
  • Patent number: 10325476
    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: September 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jennifer G. Becker, Venkatramanan Jeyaraman, Mark D. Reinhardt, Benjamin I. Rubinger
  • Patent number: 10318857
    Abstract: A printed RFID sensor tag contains: a substrate, a RFID sensor arranged on a top of the substrate, and a protective layer covering the RFID sensor. The RFID sensor includes a RFID sensing antenna and a chip adhered on the RFID sensing antenna. The RFID sensing antenna is partially or totally made of conductive sensing ink/glue printed on the top of the substrate, and the conductive sensing ink/glue consists of conductive ink/glue and multiple sensing materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BGT Materials Limited
    Inventors: Chung-Ping Lai, Kuo-Hsin Chang
  • Patent number: 10319227
    Abstract: A safety truck includes: an over-cab storage rack to store nested stacks of barrel-type safety barriers (“traffic delineators”); a man basket (“safety module”) mounted within an inset formed in a flat bed of the safety truck along the left or right side thereof to provide a support platform below the flat bed to enable personnel to ergonomically place the barrel-type safety barriers on a roadway; a sign cage mounted to the flat bed to store components of warning signs; a display board that includes speed detection radar to detect a speed of a vehicle approaching the safety truck, at least one display device to display a message readable from behind the safety truck, and a camera to capture an image of the approaching vehicle; and/or a truck-mounted attenuator (TMA) connected to the rear of the safety truck to absorb kinetic energy of the approaching vehicle colliding with the TMA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Royal Truck & Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H Roy, Andrew Washburn, Joseph T Piggott, Siddharth Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10307303
    Abstract: A wearable absorbent article includes a conductor arrangement. Including a plurality of elongate conductors, each conductor extending along an extension direction. At least some of the conductors have different lengths from each other in the respective extension directions. Those of the at least some of the conductors which have larger lengths in the respective extension directions have lower electrical resistances per unit length than those of the at least some of the conductors which have smaller lengths in the respective extension directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Joshua Daniel Carney, Yossef Schvetz, Serdar Ozsumer, Manuel Tramontana, Alessandro Locati