Patents Examined by Hung T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10852834
    Abstract: A haptic signalizing device includes a number of piezoelectric elements arranged below a device surface such that mechanical deformations caused by the converse piezoelectric effect in the at least one piezoelectric element make the device surface to move such that the device surface follows the piezoelectric element. A driving circuit causes the converse the piezoelectric effect on the at least one piezoelectric element by generating an alternating electric field over the piezoelectric element in a bipolar fashion. The piezoelectric element is arranged i) to locally move the device surface inwards when the mechanical deformation in the piezoelectric element is a deflection directed away from the device surface, and ii) to locally move the device surface outwards when the mechanical deformation in the piezoelectric element is a deflection that is directed towards the device surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: AITO BV
    Inventors: Jukka Riihiaho, Turo Keski-Jaskari
  • Patent number: 10846998
    Abstract: A doorbell is in electrical communication with a trigger which is in further electrical communication with the audio alert. The audio alert is fashioned as a pipe organ or any pitch or octave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Stephan R. Hewitt
  • Patent number: 10839664
    Abstract: A wearable device designed to operate sets of instructions for protecting individuals from electric shocks. The wearable device comprises a sensor designed to convey a flow of electric charge sensed on a human body. The wearable device also comprises at least one wire configured to accept the flow of electric charge received from the sensor and convey the flow of electric charge to at least one bipolar junction transistor set, wherein the at least one bipolar junction transistor set is connected a power circuit comprising an illumination source connected to a power source, wherein the at least one bipolar junction transistor set is functioning as a switch designed to close the power circuit upon receiving a current of at least 0.1 microampere conveyed from the sensor, and wherein the power source is designed to illuminate the illumination source upon closing the power circuit by the at least one bipolar junction transistor set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Falah Yaser Ahmed Roba
  • Patent number: 10839657
    Abstract: A control signal is corrected according to the time-varying change of the detection value of a rotational angle, detected in a rotational angle sensor, of a manipulation member so that correction torque that makes the apparent inertia moment of the manipulation member different from intrinsic inertia moment is added to control torque. When the apparent inertia moment of the manipulation member is made different from intrinsic inertia moment, this apparent inertia moment can be made to adapt to the appearance of the texture of the manipulation member. Therefore, it is possible to efficiently reduce inconsistency in manipulation feeling due to the difference between the appearance of the texture of the manipulation member and a load felt in an actual manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Wakuda
  • Patent number: 10838447
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for providing energy system status information. A status indication device may be mounted near an entry door for determining when an individual is about to leave an area. When the status indication device determines that an individual is about to leave an area, it displays an energy status to the individual, so that the individual can decide whether to place energy-consuming devices in a conservation mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Lamb
  • Patent number: 10832549
    Abstract: A vehicle-mountable child protective system including a vehicle door mountable device including a flag portion which is raisable to a raised position above a roof of a vehicle and a flag positioning assembly operative to selectably lock the flag portion in the raised position when the vehicle door mountable device is mounted onto a vehicle door and the vehicle door is closed, a remote controller and electronic circuitry responsive to exceedance of a separation distance between the vehicle door mountable device and the remote controller for producing a warning alert at least at the remote controller and retaining the flag portion in the raised position until the vehicle door is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BABY FLAG LTD.
    Inventor: Gideon Copperman
  • Patent number: 10821901
    Abstract: A vehicular blind spot detection system for alerting a driver of a motor vehicle to an object in a blind spot zone of the vehicle includes a sensor configured to detect the presence of an object proximate to the vehicle in the blind spot zone. A first indicator is disposed on an outside rearview assembly and is configured to indicate that an object is in the blind spot zone of the vehicle. A controller is operably coupled with at least one of the sensor and the first indicator, wherein the controller may be activated and deactivated by a user. A second indicator is disposed proximate the first indicator and is configured to indicate that the controller has been deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Todd M. DuBridge, Martin L. Budek
  • Patent number: 10821893
    Abstract: A wearable device is provided that includes a receiver, a processor, and a transducer. The receiver is configured to receive speed limit data indicative of a posted speed limit corresponding to a route or road upon which the wearable device is traveling. The processor is configured to compare the speed limit to a current speed of the wearable device and/or a vehicle in which the user wearing the wearable device is driving. The transducer is configured to deliver a haptic or other notification to a user upon which the wearable device is worn when the current speed exceeds the speed limit or exceeds the speed limit by a predetermined amount. As a result, safer driving and vehicle collision avoidance may be facilitated. Safe driving auto insurance discounts may be provided to drivers that use the safe driving or speed limit warning functionality discussed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Lee Assam
  • Patent number: 10818459
    Abstract: A miniature circuit breaker, a control method thereof, and a control system thereof, where the miniature circuit breaker includes a circuit breaker body and a current detection unit. The circuit breaker body and the current detection unit are located in respectively independent cavities in the circuit breaker and are electrically coupled to each other. After a current that flows from one end of the circuit breaker body flows through the current detection unit, the current flows into another end of the circuit breaker body. The current detection unit includes a voltage drop detection assembly and a signal output terminal. The voltage drop detection assembly includes a first voltage sampling point and a second voltage sampling point, where the first voltage sampling point and the second voltage sampling point are coupled to the signal output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoke Ran, Xiangmin Ma, Wei Guo
  • Patent number: 10814448
    Abstract: A comprehensive performance evaluation method for the CNC machine tools based on an improved pull-off method belongs to the technical field of performance evaluation of CNC machine tools. A linear proportional method is used to standardize the performance index data of machine tool. The entropy weight method and mean variance method are used to determine the two objective weights of each level of indicator. Based on the principle of vector A comprehensive evaluation of three-level index is obtained from the linear weighted evaluation function. Finally, a similar method was used to calculate the comprehensive evaluation of a large system layer by layer. The present invention is used for the comprehensive performance evaluation of various CNC machine tools and also for a lateral comparison of specific performance of different machine tools, providing a scientific and possible evaluation method and process for the comprehensive performance evaluation of machine tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kuo Liu, Haibo Liu, Te Li, Heng Chu, Yongqing Wang, Zhenyuan Jia
  • Patent number: 10810886
    Abstract: Avionic display systems and methods are provided for generating avionic displays including symbology decreasing the likelihood of boom tolerance threshold exceedance (an overpressure events) due to potential constructive interference between pressure waves occurring during supersonic flight. In various embodiments, the avionic display system includes a display device on which an avionic display is generated. A controller architecture is operably coupled to the display device and configured to determine when there exists a possibility for an overpressure event to occur in a future timeframe due to constructive interference between colliding pressure waves, which are forecast to occur during the impending supersonic flight of one or more A/C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: John G. Suddreth, Jerry Ball
  • Patent number: 10806125
    Abstract: The method, computer program product and computer system may include computing device which may create a user profile based on user data associated with a user and animal data associated with the user's service animal. The computing device may receive a destination input and determine one or more routes to the input destination, the one or more routes each being associated with a set of route commands. The computing device may receive a route selection and translate the set of route commands associated with the selected route into a set of service animal command signals. The computing device may transmit a first service animal command signal from the set of service animal command signals to a signal device, the signal device being attached to the user's service animal and generate an output by the signal device corresponding with the first service animal command signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jiawei Wu, Shunguo Yan, Brent Shiver, Thomas Andrew Brunet, Ali Ishaq Unwala, Alberto Fung
  • Patent number: 10812649
    Abstract: A set of tracking devices can be placed within a geographic area as part of a scavenger hunt. A user with a mobile device can traverse the area, and when the user moves within a threshold proximity or communicative range of a tracking device, the mobile device can receive a communication from the tracking device identifying the tracking device. In response to determining that the tracking device is part of the set of tracking devices and thus part of the scavenger hunt, the mobile device can modify a tracking device interface displaying a representation of the tracking device to indicate that the tracking device has been found. In response to each tracking device being found, the mobile device can modify the tracking device interface to indicate that the scavenger hunt has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Felipe Knorr Kuhn, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 10800508
    Abstract: An aircraft with a system for estimating the parameters of an impact. The aircraft includes a skin forming an outer surface of the aircraft, the aircraft equipped with a system for estimating the parameters of an impact including an array of sensors attached to the skin and a central processing unit connected to the array, the array of sensors including a first set of sensors providing data relating to elastic waves, the central processing unit configured for assessing the parameters of an impact from the data of the sensor array and a response model of the skin to external excitations calculated from the modal properties of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Didier Gendre, Dimitri Goutaudier
  • Patent number: 10805697
    Abstract: A configured mode of operation of a wireless sensor network can be established through a dynamic remote configuration process. The plug-and-play universal sensor interface enables the monitoring capabilities of the wireless sensor network to scale seamlessly with the dynamic nature of changing sensor application objectives. A system status module enables a user to view the sensor service to confirm the current configuration of the wireless sensor network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Senseware, Inc.
    Inventors: Julien G. Stamatakis, Serene Al-Momen
  • Patent number: 10796554
    Abstract: An alarm system of a building including memory devices configured to store instructions that cause processors to identify an associated digital standard operating procedure for one or more identified events, identify a responder associated with the standard operating procedure and notify the responder of the standard operating procedure to be conducted within the building in response to the identified events, and monitor the responder conducting the standard operating procedure in response to the identified events. The responder receives a first user interface to a user device indicating an area of the one or more identified events and the standard operating procedure to be conducted, and the responder receives additional including status of the conduction of the standard operating procedure and request for input of data from the responder on the first user interface or a second user interface, the input indicating progression of the standard operating procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Vincent, Christopher G. Paton, Leon Frans Van Gendt, Monika Hajkova, Carmel Morrissey, Catherine Manning, Federico Falá, Marcel T. Andrade, Nicolae Bogdan Pavel
  • Patent number: 10784925
    Abstract: A system includes a multi-use power interface configured to be electrically and communicatively coupled to a vehicle via Broadband over Power Line (BPL) data links. The system also includes sensors configured to collect power quality data and load management data for the BPL data links and the multi-use power interface. The multi-use power interface includes a user interface, a processor, and a memory having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the processor, cause the multi-use power interface to perform operations. The operations include receiving power quality data and load management data from the sensors. The operations also include determining, based on the received data, functional health statuses of the multi-use power interface and the BPL data links. The operations further include transmitting the functional health statuses, the power quality data, and the load management data to a data store, and indicating, in the user interface, the functional health statuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Timothy M. Mitchell, Everett D. Brown, Payal Shah, Shahram Nameni, Donald E. Dillenburg, Navpreet Singh, Michael D. McInnis
  • Patent number: 10782276
    Abstract: A display assembly which detects gas recirculation or airway occlusion includes an electronic display located within a housing, and an open loop pathway through said housing. Fans along the open loop pathway ingest, circulate, and exhaust ambient air while sensors take measurements. A processor takes data from the sensors and compares it to weather data gathered for the location of the display assembly, as determined by a location detection device. An alert is generated if the measured characteristics of the ambient air are not within a margin of error of the gathered weather conditions. Operations of the display assembly may also be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dunn, John Schuch
  • Patent number: 10777072
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using multi-criteria state machines to manage alarming states and pre-alarming states of a hazard detection system are described herein. The multi-criteria state machines can include one or more sensor state machines that can control the alarming states and one or more system state machines that can control the pre-alarming states. Each state machine can transition among any one of its states based on sensor data values, hush events, and transition conditions. The transition conditions can define how a state machine transitions from one state to another. The hazard detection system can use a dual processor arrangement to execute the multi-criteria state machines according to various embodiments. The dual processor arrangement can enable the hazard detection system to manage the alarming and pre-alarming states in a manner that promotes minimal power usage while simultaneously promoting reliability in hazard detection and alarming functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Jeffrey Lee
  • Patent number: 10765360
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a patient's compliance with a medication regimen includes an electronic tag integral with or attached to a medicine delivery device such as a capsule, the tag having an antenna and a receiver/transmitter, the system also including a reader positioned externally for detecting the presence and location of the delivery device in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: etectRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil R. Euliano, Brent A. Myers, Jose C. Principe, Venkata V. Meka, Glen Flores