Patents Examined by J. Lee
  • Patent number: 10707982
    Abstract: A server system accesses a listening history of a user of the media-providing service, where the user is in a demographic group. For each track of a plurality of tracks in the listening history of the user, the server system determines a year associated with the track and calculates a first metric based at least in part of an affinity of members of a demographic group, as compared to members of other demographic groups, of music from the year associated with the track. The server system selects content for the user based on the first metric and provides the selected content to a client device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Clay Gibson, Santiago Gil, Ian Anderson, Oguz Semerci, Scott Wolf, Margreth Mpossi
  • Patent number: 10706759
    Abstract: A current comparison circuit for use in a display device. The display device is configured to be supplied with a plurality of power supply voltages for powering a digital portion and an analog portion of the display device through respective power supplying paths. The current comparison circuit includes a plurality of comparator circuits, each of which is configured to compare a current on a respective one of the power supplying paths with a respective reference value and to output the respective comparison value. A combination of the respective comparison values output by the comparator circuits indicates a type of content being displayed by the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yaran Wang, Wei Zhang, Jigang Sun, Wei Sun
  • Patent number: 10705872
    Abstract: Embodiments include a technique for predictive virtual server scheduling and optimization of dynamic consumable resources to achieve priority-based workload performance objectives is provided. Techniques include calculating a capacity requirement for each virtual server based on an administrator defined performance objective for each virtual server. Techniques also include calculating an available CPU capacity for each importance level based on the calculated capacity requirement for each virtual server, sending the calculated available CPU capacity to a scheduler; and selecting a target hypervisor based on the calculated capacity requirement of each virtual server and the calculated available CPU capacity at each importance level of each hypervisor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yong Feng, Yuksel Gunal, Xiao Liang Hu, Peter B. Yocom
  • Patent number: 10706894
    Abstract: A data storage device includes a tray, a circuit board module and two storage units. The tray has a carrying space. The circuit board module includes a circuit board, a pair of adapter slots and a connection slot. The pair of adapter slots are disposed with an interval at one side of the tray, and the storage units are arranged side by side in the carrying space. Each storage unit includes a carrying box and a storage component. The carrying box is pivoted with a handle, and two sides of the handle are pivoted at opposite sides of the carrying box so that the handle is capable of rotating above the carrying box. The storage component is inserted in the adapter slot to electrically connect with the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Hung-Chieh Chang, Yueh-Ming Liu, Tan-Hsin Chang, Kuan-Ming Lin, Hsiao-Chung Chen, Chih-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10706639
    Abstract: A mail piece processing apparatus and related method. A mail piece processing apparatus includes a base, a table connected to the base by a vertical member, a camera mounted above the table and positioned to take an image of a mail piece on the table, and a data processing system. The data processing system is configured to receive the image of the mail piece from the camera; determine address information and address information of the mail piece according to the image; determine a disposition result for the mail piece according to the image; and cause a label to be printed for the mail piece according to the disposition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Logistics LLC
    Inventors: Stanley W. Sipe, Abdul Hamid Salemizadeh, Hongjian Li
  • Patent number: 10705496
    Abstract: Provided is a control device of a home energy management system (HEMS). The control device includes a communication unit configured to connect to a HEMS gateway, a storage unit configured to store power usage information for a predetermined period in a home in which the HEMS gateway is installed, and a control unit configured to predict power consumption amount on the basis of the power usage information for the predetermined period, predict a power generation amount of a photovoltaic (PV) module connected to the HEMS gateway, calculate a PV power amount to be sold on the basis of the predicted power generation amount and power consumption amount, set sales price with respect to the calculated power amount on the basis of purchase information of purchasers, and control the HEMS so that sale power corresponding to the calculated power amount is provided on the basis of the set sales price.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dongmin Son, Jiyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10706583
    Abstract: A system for detecting the tube tip of the flying boom of a tanker aircraft and the receptacle mouth of the receiver for semi-automatic or automatic contact for in-flight aerial refueling with a boom, which does not incorporate signaling devices installed on the receiver aircraft, wherein the system and associated method are robust and ensure that the tanker boom control system is provided with real-time, robust, reliable and simultaneous information, from the tip of the tube thereof and from the receiver aircraft's receptacle mouth, at all times. To this end, the system comprises: 1) light emitters mounted on the tip of the tube thereof, 2) a processing subsystem and 3) two 3D cameras, including a TOF camera or a DOE-type camera (or both), as well as at least one laser L to provide them with their specific functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Defensya Ingenieria Internacional, S.L.
    Inventor: Alberto Adarve Lozano
  • Patent number: 10705873
    Abstract: Embodiments include a technique for predictive virtual server scheduling and optimization of dynamic consumable resources to achieve priority-based workload performance objectives is provided. Techniques include calculating a capacity requirement for each virtual server based on an administrator defined performance objective for each virtual server. Techniques also include calculating an available CPU capacity for each importance level based on the calculated capacity requirement for each virtual server, sending the calculated available CPU capacity to a scheduler; and selecting a target hypervisor based on the calculated capacity requirement of each virtual server and the calculated available CPU capacity at each importance level of each hypervisor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yong Feng, Yuksel Gunal, Xiao Liang Hu, Peter B. Yocom
  • Patent number: 10704751
    Abstract: An intumescent firestop element is supported within a light can by fire sensitive supports each having a base fabricated of a meltable or flammable material and a supporting element fabricated of metal and supported by the base, with the base joined to the light can. In response to a fire, the fire sensitive supports cease to support the firestop element which drops to a deployed position in the light can until arrested by a limiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: URSATECH LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoxiong Luo, John B. Page
  • Patent number: 10703381
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: obtaining sensor data from sensors disposed to output data indicative of vehicle driver performance of a first vehicle, the first vehicle having for a first trip an associated first driver user who drives the first vehicle during the first trip; processing the sensor data to return error event flags that indicate errors of the first driver user when driving the first vehicle during the first trip; recording for respective event flags of the error event flags values of a first driving environment classification parameter and values of a second driving environment classification parameter; and predicting a driving performance of the first driver user for a second trip, the second trip being a proposed trip to occur after the first trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Gregory J. Boss, Albert Avetisian, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10705655
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic device and a method capable of allowing a pressure sensor to accurately sense a pressure value regardless of environmental factors, a change in elasticity of an elastic layer, and a change in an inter-electrode layer gap, wherein the method may include determining, using the pressure sensor, a pressure level while there is no external pressure against the front plate and adjusting at least one threshold level for the electronic device to use when there is an external pressure against the front plate, based at least in part on the determined pressure level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ganghyun Goo, Minsoo Kim, Jinwan An
  • Patent number: 10703216
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a controller programmed to recognize a park event at a parking location, learn charging intention associated with the parking location, and, responsive to predicting an intention to charge the vehicle at the parking location and recognizing that a user has left a vicinity of the vehicle without connecting a charger, cause a device associated with the user to issue a charge reminder. The controller predicts the intention to charge based on contextual data from previous park events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Bartlett, Dylan Erb, Bikram Singh, Jacob Wiles
  • Patent number: 10702409
    Abstract: Closure devices that may be used for various articles, such as braces, medical devices, shoes, clothing, apparel, and the like. The closure devices may include a tightening mechanism that may function as a handle that allows an individual to wrap an article around body part, couple the article about the body part, and then tension or tighten the article using a single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Boa Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Burns, James Capra, Tamara White, Mark Soderberg
  • Patent number: 10697659
    Abstract: An air-conditioning control system includes a plurality of air-conditioning apparatuses each provided with an indoor unit and an outdoor unit; a master remote control device associated with one or more of the plurality of air-conditioning apparatuses and adapted to control operation of the associated air-conditioning apparatus or apparatuses; and one or more slave remote control devices connected with the master remote control device using a first communication system, associated with a remaining one or ones of the plurality of air-conditioning apparatuses, and adapted to control operation of the associated air-conditioning apparatus or apparatuses, in which the indoor units of the air-conditioning apparatuses are connected with an associated one or ones of the master remote control device and the slave remote control device or devices using a second communication system different from the first communication system, and the master remote control device controls the operation of the remaining air-conditioning
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Koizumi, Yoshihisa Kojima, Mitsuru Kitazaki, Hidetoshi Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 10696038
    Abstract: An interactive platform supports multi-user participation in a shared virtual workspace to prepare and schedule virtual print trays for printing on a three-dimensional (3D) printer or other fabrication resource. Computerized models may be automatically positioned within the print tray, manually positioned within the print tray, or some combination of these. After objects are placed in the virtual workspace users may be given identity-based control of the print tray including, e.g., identity-specific capabilities for viewing, modifying or removing objects within the print tray. This permits improved control over aspects of interest to particular users including, e.g., security, object orientation, priority, fabrication speed, fabrication cost, and so forth within a shared fabrication environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Thomas-Lepore, Blake Zachary Courter, Roger Rudolf S. Maranan
  • Patent number: D889004
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Chi-Chung Lin
  • Patent number: D889414
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FAYEUNG LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhaoyuan Li
  • Patent number: D889418
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Karsten Handt, Stefan Hänsel, Michael Lager, Sebastian Nielebock
  • Patent number: D889475
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Scosche Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: D889707
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Coplus Inc.
    Inventor: Po-Hua Wu