Patents Examined by Hung T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10384687
    Abstract: Method for automatically assessing performance of a driver (110) of a vehicle (100) for a particular trip, wherein current driving data sets, comprising basic driving data are repeatedly read from the vehicle, which method comprises the steps a) collecting previous-trip driving data sets, comprising instantaneous vehicle energy consumption, for different previous trips, different drivers and different vehicles; b) mapping said current-trip driving data sets to a basic historic groups; and c) calculating a performance parameter value for the current trip based upon a respective group performance parameter value for each basic historic group; wherein said basic parameter set comprises velocity, engine rotation speed, velocity change and engine rotation speed change, and/or motor load, energy consumption, motor load change and energy consumption change. The invention also relates to a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: GREATER THAN AB
    Inventor: Anders Lindelöf
  • Patent number: 10380864
    Abstract: This watching system is provided with: a watching detection device that is provided with a cartilage conduction vibration source, a mastication sensor, and a bone conduction microphone and that is configured to be mounted on an ear such that the entry of the ear canal is opened; and a mobile phone or an in-home monitoring unit that receives watching detection signals from the mastication sensor and the bone conduction microphone by means of short-range communication and issues a notification to the outside. The watching detection device has an air conduction microphone and also functions as a hearing aid. When detection signals cannot be received from the mastication sensor or the bone conduction microphone for a predetermined time period, a notification is issued. The mobile phone and the in-home monitoring unit crosscheck watching detection information. The mobile phone also issues a notification of information indicating that there is no abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Finewell Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosoi, Yoji Hosoi, Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10377190
    Abstract: A wheel unit including an environmental pressure sensor, a non-volatile memory for storing a first program and a second program and configuration code, a processing unit for executing the programs, a communication module comprising a wireless transmitter for transmitting at least one parameter indicative of conditions within a tire and a wireless or wired receiver for loading the second program into the non-volatile memory and a battery for powering the wheel unit. The second program may be loaded to the memory by the first program and configured by the configuration code to operate within a specific TPM system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: WEGMANN AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Bartlomiej Wicher, Andreas Riemann
  • Patent number: 10373466
    Abstract: Subject matter disclosed herein may relate to systems, devices, and/or processes for tracking signals and/or states representative of behavioral and/or biological state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ARM Ltd.
    Inventor: Renee Marie St Amant
  • Patent number: 10366628
    Abstract: An athletic performance monitoring system, for motivating a user to reach a goal level of athletic activity. The system may motivate the user by calculation a deficit between a current total level of activity and the goal level of athletic activity, and suggesting activity types that the user may carry out an order to reach the goal level, wherein the suggested activity types may be based on activities that are geographically close to the user, or sporting equipment worn by, or in possession of, the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen L. White, Michael L. Orenstein, Jenny Campbell, Christina S. Self, Elizabeth Walker, Marco Micheletti, Greg McKeag, James Zipperer, Michael Lapinsky
  • Patent number: 10363510
    Abstract: A climate control filter monitoring system includes a control module adapted to periodically set a climate control system to a filter test configuration, test the filter and then indicate when the climate control system filter needs changing or cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence C. Karas, Upendra J. Patel, Volker Scheer, Clay Wesley Maranville
  • Patent number: 10362462
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for measuring ambient and sensory conditions in venues using a number of real-time signals, including sound, temperature, light, motion, water usage, vibration, infrared signal and others. Ambient signal data is transmitted to a cloud-based application that stores the signal levels in a database, analyzes the data, and presents the information in a visual format for use by venues and by consumers. The system can, among other things, provide an overall measure of ambient conditions in a venue and allow those with environmental or sensory sensitivities or preferences to identify safe or suitable public venues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Ernest W. Grumbles, III
  • Patent number: 10359855
    Abstract: There is provided a haptic system for providing sensory augmentation to a subject, the haptic system including a haptic surface for interacting with the subject, the haptic surface including an array of haptic portions, each haptic portion configured to be controllable to perform a haptic action; an image generator configured to generate a depth map based on information obtained on a scene captured of a surrounding environment; and a controller configured to control each of the array of haptic portions based on a property of a corresponding portion of the depth map. There is also provided a corresponding method for providing sensory augmentation to a subject and a vehicle having installed therein the haptic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Vasileios Vonikakis
  • Patent number: 10352719
    Abstract: A parking space navigation method is provided. The method includes obtaining and displaying a parking space distribution map of a parking lot by using a mobile terminal; querying current existing vacant parking spaces of the parking lot from a server; marking the current existing vacant parking spaces on the parking space distribution map; determining a target vacant parking space from the marked current existing vacant parking spaces; obtaining, from the server, a first position of a terminal node associated with the mobile terminal when the terminal node is placed on a vehicle; and drawing, on the parking space distribution map, a navigation route from the first position to the target vacant parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: CHONGQING UNIVERSITY OF POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jianjun Lei, Yuan He, Mingwei Xiao, Shengwen Luo, Huaming Wang
  • Patent number: 10337929
    Abstract: A remote cooking reminder system for reminding a user of a heating apparatus condition while the user is in another room of a building. The remote cooking reminder system preferably comprises at least one sensor configured to activate at least one relay when a heating apparatus is energized, a transmitter electrically connected to the at least one relay where the transmitter is configured to send a signal when the at least one relay is activated, and at least one remote receiver configured to receive the signal and provide a reminder. The at least one remote receiver is preferably located in at least one room separate from the heating apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Elmer Algin Rose
  • Patent number: 10327696
    Abstract: An action notification system includes an exercise information measurement apparatus that includes an action determiner to determine an action of a user based on a detection signal of a body motion sensor, and a transmission controller to cause a communicator to transmit characteristic information of a detection signal waveform of the body motion sensor, which corresponds to the determined action, and an exercise information measurement apparatus that includes a characteristic information acquirer to acquire the characteristic information transmitted from the exercise information measurement apparatus via a communicator, and an output device controller to cause a vibrator to operate in accordance with the acquired characteristic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Samejima, Takehiro Hamaguchi, Naoki Takeishi, Nobuki Yakura, Shinichi Toda, Kengo Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10325459
    Abstract: A system and method for snap-on emergency exit LED lighting. The emergency exit lighting fixture comprises a structure for housing at least one LED light, an LED driver electronically coupled to the LED light(s), a continuous power source, a backup power source, and a test switch. The fixture, in various configurations, may be mounted to an existing T-grid. The fixture may be tested remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Nicole Bagozzi, Scott Evans
  • Patent number: 10325458
    Abstract: A system and method for emergency exit LED lighting. The emergency exit lighting fixture comprises a structure for housing at least one LED light, an LED driver electronically coupled to the LED light(s), a continuous power source, a backup power source, and a test switch. The fixture, in various configurations, may be mounted to a wall, a ceiling, or a doorway. The fixture may be tested remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Nicole Bagozzi, Scott Evans
  • Patent number: 10311721
    Abstract: A traffic control system includes at least one traffic signal, an aircraft and a ground control station. The aircraft includes a position sensor and a wireless communication device. The ground control station includes an electronic controller and a wireless communication device. The electronic controller is configured to control the at least one traffic signal based on at least one of position data of the aircraft and direction data of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideki Shibata
  • Patent number: 10311725
    Abstract: A system and method that enables individual travelers, including pedestrians or individuals on smaller conveyances, to communicate their location and direction of travel to signal light controllers at an intersection, enables traffic networks to receive this communication and output the detected data to the corresponding intersection traffic-signal controller to allow for individuals not in standard motor vehicles to be detected by traffic detection systems and to allow for priority of traveler flow either independent of vehicle use, or based on specifics of the vehicle used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: STC, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Cross, Terry Fryar, Nicholas Freed
  • Patent number: 10310605
    Abstract: A system for haptic feedback for steering system controls includes a touch sensor input detection module and an actuator haptic response driver module. The touch sensor input detection module acquires a touch sensor input from one or more touch sensors of a steering system and identifies a touch gesture type of the touch sensor input. The actuator haptic response driver module determines a desired haptic feedback associated with the touch gesture type and controls a steering system actuator to produce a haptic response based on the desired haptic feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ashok Chandy
  • Patent number: 10300805
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for communicating with a charging system comprising a plurality of charging stations configured to charge an electric vehicle. At least one first signal is transmitted to the charging system via a first communication link while the electric vehicle is a first distance from at least one charging station of the plurality of charging stations. The at least one first signal is indicative of a vehicle identifier of the electric vehicle. At least one second signal is received from the at least one charging station of the plurality of charging stations via a second communication link while the electric vehicle is a second distance from the at least one charging station, the second distance less than the first distance. The at least one second signal is indicative of a charging station identifier of the at least one charging station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: WiTricity Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Halker, Manish Tripathi, Bernward Dimke
  • Patent number: 10292642
    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: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: etectRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil R. Euliano, Brent A. Myers, Jose C. Principe, Venkata V. Meka, Glen Flores
  • Patent number: 10296131
    Abstract: A monitoring and controlling apparatus includes a functional cabinet, functional units, and a control cabinet. The functional cabinet includes a plurality of frames and a door at an opening of at least a part of the frames, each frame having a predetermined accommodation size. Each functional unit is detachably accommodated in respective frame and including a circuit and a component for a function of the functional unit. The control cabinet is disposed next to the functional cabinet, and configured to monitor and control the functional units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Atsuo Haryu, Akimasa Nakai, Shinji Sakurai, Susumu Yoshizawa, Katsuya Kasai, Kenichi Hosoya, Eiji Watanabe, Yusuke Tsuboi, Kazuaki Omomo, Toshio Tagawa
  • Patent number: 10290207
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a position detecting unit that detects a position; a time detecting unit that detects a time; a communicating unit that communicates with a first device provided separately from the position detecting unit and the time detecting unit; and an instructing unit that instructs, via the communicating unit, a first detecting unit provided to the first device to perform detection according to a detection result of the position detecting unit and the time detecting unit. An electronic device may include a position detecting unit that detects a position; a time detecting unit that detects a time; a physical amount detecting unit that detects a physical amount of an ambient environment according to a detection result of the position detecting unit and the time detecting unit; and a human detecting that performs detection about human according to a detection result of the physical amount detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Mizui, Hisashi Tai, Takafumi Toyoda, Mayuko Ito, Yuki Kinouchi, Masakazu Sekiguchi