Patents Examined by Hung T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10482366
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) automatic vehicle identification (AVI) system configured to mitigate signal interference, the system comprising a plurality of RFID readers, comprising a first RFID reader and a second RFID reader; and a plurality of antennas, wherein a first antenna is connected to the first RFID reader and a second antenna is connected to the second RFID reader. Prior to the first RFID reader transmitting a signal through the first antenna, the first RFID reader samples a received radio frequency (RF) signal from the first antenna, and if the received RF signal meets predetermined strength and frequency criteria, the first RFID reader inhibits transmission of the signal through the first antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Neology, Inc.
    Inventors: George D. Cruickshanks, David R. Missimer, Christopher J. Hopkins, Steven C. Lin, Thomas J. Frederick
  • Patent number: 10482775
    Abstract: A location marker that may be used to provide information to a vehicle, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The location marker may include a plurality of retroreflectors that may form a pattern readable by a vehicle or other device. The pattern may be read to extract an identifier of a location, such as an address or an identifier of a person. A global positioning system (GPS) device may transmit a general location of the location marker to the vehicle, while the location marker may provide a unique visual location identifier to a device within visual range of the location marker. In some embodiments, the location marker may also include lights that may be individually sequenced on and off at different times to create a time domain signal sequence that is readable by the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Patrick Boyd, Chengwu Cui, Sarah Graber, Barry James O'Brien, Joshua John Watson, Scott Michael Wilcox
  • Patent number: 10472015
    Abstract: An electronic device can be mounted at least partly in a frame of a bicycle and used to monitor operations or properties of the bicycle or one or more components associated with the bicycle. The electronic device may integrate and communicate with a variety of components including sensors to facilitate customization of monitoring by the electronic device. The electronic device can have a relatively minimalist design. The electronic device, in some embodiments, may include a display that does not present alphanumeric characters to an operator, and the display may instead include multiple indicators that individually or in combination present information to the operator, such as the level of charge of one or more batteries or an operating mode of the electronic device or bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Marco Sonderegger, Jan Talavasek, Tero Jakku, Vincent Patureau, Marc Pallure, Jonas Reiter
  • Patent number: 10466952
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-vision having a daisy chain type, capable of automatically setting an ID of each multi-vision set in a multi-vision where a plurality of sets are connected to each other in a daisy chain form, and an ID allocating method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Youngkyu Jo
  • Patent number: 10466884
    Abstract: Among other features, a methodology for obtaining media object for a user of a mobile communication device is presented. The method includes: an application running on the device receiving a synchronization signal to initiate a synchronization process and select a communication channel to transmit to a synchronization module a query for selected media objects based on a user profile of a user of the device; responsive to the query the device receiving and storing the media objects; and the application providing to the user a notification of the availability of the received media object to be played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Penthera Partners, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam L. Berger, Gary N. Wallace, Jr., Michael J. Wener
  • Patent number: 10466112
    Abstract: A method for alerting a user of a heating apparatus condition comprising the steps of energizing the heating apparatus configured with a sensor; activating a timer electrically connected to the heating apparatus; counting a predetermined amount of time; sending a signal using a transmitter when the predetermined amount of time has elapsed; receiving the signal with a remote receiver located in a room separate from the heating apparatus; and activating a reminder of the energized condition. Additionally, this method would further comprise the steps of de-energizing the heating apparatus after a predetermined time period after sending the signal; and ending transmission of the signal to the remote receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Elmer Algin Rose
  • Patent number: 10459930
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a method and system for storing, retrieving, and managing data for tags that are associated in some manner to any type of object. More particularly, the present invention writes data to these tags, reads data from these tags, and manages data that is written to and/or read from these tags. In addition, the invention accesses and/or stores data associated with tags from or into repositories, constructs and maintains data structures from these repositories and responds to queries using the data structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MOTEDATA INC.
    Inventors: Peter Lupoli, Jay Kesan, Peter R. Cappello
  • Patent number: 10434941
    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: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventor: Lee Assam
  • Patent number: 10435099
    Abstract: A personal exercise measuring safety system is provided. Aforementioned system is applied in a bicycle and includes an image acquiring or information transmitting device, an exercise measuring device, a personal mobile digital measuring device and a power supply device. The image acquiring or information transmitting device is configured on one portion of the bicycle by a fixator. The personal mobile digital measuring device electrically connected with the image acquiring or information transmitting device by a digital image transmitting device so as to receive an image or information. The personal mobile digital measuring device selectively displays the image or information, or provides an external handheld communication device for receiving and displaying the image or information. The power supply device is configured to provide power to each device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BION INC.
    Inventor: Yi-Lun Chen
  • Patent number: 10438463
    Abstract: An access control system cooperates with a security system. The access control system may be used to control aspects of the security system and the security system may be used to control aspects of a lockset used to lock or unlock an access point (e.g., door). A user can choose to arm or disarm the security system via the access control system and similarly the user may choose to lock or unlock the access point via the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Residential Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Garrett Lovejoy
  • Patent number: 10431064
    Abstract: Various embodiments include, for example, a wireless device that includes a short-range wireless transceiver to communicate RF signals including a beacon signal to identify the wireless device and to facilitate the association of the wireless device with the plurality of mobile communication devices in proximity to the wireless device. Each corresponding one of the plurality of mobile communication devices includes a mobile communication device processor that executes a student application, downloaded from an app store associated with the operating system of the corresponding one of the plurality of mobile communication devices that facilitates location of the corresponding one of the plurality of mobile communication devices. Attendance data is stored indicating that a student associated each corresponding one of the plurality of mobile communication devices is in a classroom associated with the wireless device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: THL Holding Company, LLC
    Inventor: John W. Howard
  • Patent number: 10432258
    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: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    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: 10421322
    Abstract: Pairing information signals are transmitted for a selected period of time after the transceiver powers up. Generally identical heartbeat signals are transmitted by the transceiver for a longer period of time than the pairing information signals. When the monitor receives the pairing information, it will connect to the transceiver; however, if the monitor does not receive a selected number, e.g. 3, of heartbeat signals, it will disconnect from the transceiver and enter a standby mode, whereupon if the required heartbeats are received, the monitor will connect to the transceiver emitting them. Once connected in this manner, the monitor is able to process the tire sensor data relayed by the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: DORAN MANUFACTURING, LLC
    Inventors: James Clifford Samocki, Lee Anthony Demis, Christian Peter Nau, Jie Shen
  • Patent number: 10425517
    Abstract: An attachable electronic device holder includes a substantially horizontal bottom support surface configured to at least partially support a weight of an electronic device. The bottom support surface includes a first edge and a second edge. A first substantially vertical surface is positioned proximate the first edge of the bottom surface and a second substantially vertical surface may be positioned proximate the second edge of the bottom surface. A fastener is attached to at least one of the bottom support surface, the first vertical surface, and the second vertical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Anne Brewer
  • Patent number: 10423137
    Abstract: Devices that transfer and communicate tap dial position changes to a remote location are bulky, cost prohibitive, and electronically noisy. A method and device for providing real-time readings of data from remote utility substation equipment, digitizing respective real-time information, and transmitting said digitized data over a utility provider's secure network to an operations control center, thus making said critical field data immediately available to a utility Operations Control Center and significantly reducing field manpower resources required to monitor critical operational data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SIM ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Vining, Samuel Lyman Siegel, Austin Green, Steven Puckett
  • Patent number: 10419902
    Abstract: The invention relates to an agricultural tracker for a crop trailer, the Tracker provided for crop load traceability and data transportation from a cropping area to a destination, the crop trailer being towable by a hauler in the cropping area, the crop trailer being fillable by a harvester with crop during a harvest, the crop trailer being towable by a transporter during a transport between the cropping area and the mill, the crop trailer having a power line, the power line being designed to be connectable to an on-board computer of the transporter, to a power source of the transporter, and to the crop trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ARVUS TECNOLOGIA LTDA.
    Inventors: Adriano Correa Naspolini, Geovany Voi Filho, Jonatan Vieira
  • Patent number: 10417835
    Abstract: A toll collection system includes a roadside antenna wirelessly communicating with an on-board device mounted in a vehicle; a communication processing unit for carrying out predetermined communication processing with the on-board device via the roadside antenna; a communication control unit for acquiring the results of communication processing from the communication processing unit and creating information for toll collection; and a toll collection processing unit for accepting the input of the information for toll collection from the communication control unit and carrying out toll collection processing based on this information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Kenta Nakao, Hiroyuki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10409378
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vibration device for providing tactile feedbacks. The vibration device includes a case having an accommodation space; and a vibration unit accommodated in the accommodation space and fastened with the case, for transmitting vibration produced by the vibration unit to the case and further driving the case to vibrate. The vibration unit includes a housing attached to the case by latching or soldering, and a tactile actuator fixed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel Jansson
  • Patent number: 10404851
    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: June 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Felipe Knorr Kuhn, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 10395491
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for providing transmission and localized reception of audio, visual, and tactile signaling are taught for a myriad of useful purposes, including embodiments that permit differentiation between selected groups of intended recipients to permit simultaneous use of multiple instances of this technology in close proximity, if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Frederick G. Nesemeier, Gary F. Nesemeier, David C. Williams