Patents Examined by J. Miller
  • Patent number: 10357392
    Abstract: An exoskeleton (100) includes two torque generators (116, 118), two thigh links (104,106), and a supporting trunk (112) rotatably coupled to the thigh links (104, 106). When a wearer bends forward in the sagittal plane such that the supporting trunk (112) extends beyond a predetermined angle A with respect to vertical, at least one of the torque generators (116, 118) imposes a resisting torque between the supporting trunk (112) and a corresponding thigh link (104, 106), thus imposing a force onto a wearer's trunk and thighs to aid in supporting the wearer in a bent position. The exoskeleton (100) may include an active or passive means (116, 134) for actuating the torque generators (116, 118).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, U.S. Bionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Homayoon Kazerooni, Wayne Tung, Michael McKinley, Yoon Jung Jeong
  • Patent number: 10359500
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating a position of an electronic label in an area are provided. A plurality of devices is distributed over the area. Information is obtained about signal strengths recorded at the respective devices when attempting to receive a wireless signal transmitted by the electronic label. Weights are formed for positions associated with the devices, based on the signal strengths recorded at the corresponding devices. The position of the electronic label is estimated as a weighted average including the positions, wherein the positions are weighted by the weights. In some embodiments, information is instead obtained about signal strengths recorded at the electronic label when attempting to receive wireless signals transmitted by the respective devices. The present method may for example be employed to estimate a position of a product in a retail store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Pricer AB
    Inventors: Anders Erik Lindgren, Ernst Håkan Sjödin
  • Patent number: 10357421
    Abstract: A conditioning process for the enhanced production of human growth hormone in a human has a first step of application of pressurized cooling to the limbs of a subject, who experiences a ramp-up exertion followed by a series of conditioning cycles, followed by a ramp-down cycle. The condition cycles include an interval of intense exertion followed by an interval of reduced exertion, and during ramp-up cycle, conditioning cycle, and ramp-down cycle, the pressure cooling to the limbs is set as a fraction of systolic blood pressure, with the fraction in the range 33% to 220%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Vasper Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Z. Wasowski
  • Patent number: 10359501
    Abstract: A mobile emergency perimeter system includes one or more fixed radio frequency (RF) sensors, and one or more moving RF sensors; a wireless mesh network coupling together each of the sensors; and a central processor system coupled to the wireless mesh network. The central processor system executes machine instructions stored on a computer-readable storage medium to control each of the RF sensors to receive time of arrival data for a RF signal transmitted by an emitter and received at each of the RF sensors, receive location information for each of the RF sensors and determine a three-dimensional (3-D) estimate of the geographical location of the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Evan Eaves, Eric Chartier, William Colligan, Paul C. Davis, Andrew Murphy, Douglas Sweet
  • Patent number: 10362066
    Abstract: A network access credential can be shared among devices based on location information for a device. Location information can include timed fingerprint location information. In an aspect, location information can be associated with a location of user equipment. This location information can be correlated with network access credentials. Location information can be used to access a relevant network access credential. The relevant network access credential can be shared with other devices. In an embodiment, sharing a network access credential can be between mobile devices. In another embodiment, sharing a network access credential can be between a remote computing device and a mobile device. Sharing a credential can allow for access to a network without having to generate or input new credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Rick Tipton, Mark Austin, Mario Kosseifi, Mostafa Tofighbakhsh
  • Patent number: 10362476
    Abstract: It is presented a method, performed in a network node, for sending system information. The method comprises the steps of: broadcasting, using at least one message, a system information table and a version indicator of the system information table, wherein each entry of the system information table comprises an entry identifier and a set of system access parameters, such that a radio node broadcasting an entry identifier is accessible through system access by a wireless terminal having access to the system information table; and broadcasting, a version message comprising the version indicator of the system information table, the version message omitting the system information table. A corresponding network node and wireless terminal are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Johan Rune, Pål Frenger, Fredrik Gunnarsson
  • Patent number: 10355463
    Abstract: A shield conductive path includes a shielded wire (10). An outer conductor shell (20) has a tubular shell body (21), a shell-side fixing portion (26) and a coupling (23) extending therebetween. The shell-side fixing portion (26) is fixed to a front part (13F) of a braided wire (13). An inner conductor terminal (40) has a terminal body (41) at a front part and a terminal-side fixing portion (42) in a rear part. The terminal body (41) is accommodated in the shell body (21). The terminal-side fixing portion (42) is fixed to a front part (11F) of a core (11) in the coupling (23), and a shield cover (50) surrounds an inner conductor connecting portion (45) composed of the front part (11F) of the core (11) and the terminal-side fixing portion (42) in a non-contact manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10356591
    Abstract: Technology for securely processing emergency response. The technology includes combining video data from multiple video sources relating to an emergency response scenario. The video data is combined into a multi-video feed that utilizes a particular amount of bandwidth when delivered. From a display of a multi-video feed, a video source may be selected. A single-video feed is then delivered for the selected video source and the single video feed is utilized substantially the same bandwidth and the multi-video feed. Dynamic geofences may also be generated. The dynamic geofence is based on an object that is capable of moving. When the object moves, the dynamic geofence also moves such that the boundaries of the dynamic geofence are fixed relative to the object, even as the object moves. Group members may be associated with the dynamic geofence such that they are alerted when a group member crosses the dynamic geofence boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Digital Management, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Tengwall, Eric Harris, Joseph W. Cole, Jr., Jeremy R. Hettenhouser, Richard P. Cann, Christopher T. Williams
  • Patent number: 10356663
    Abstract: A slice allocating method capable of dynamically changing a service and a slice to be allocated to the service is provided. An OSS/BSS holds allocation service information in which a service to which a slice has been allocated is associated with the slice. Further, a request reception unit of the OSS/BSS receives an SLA-SL which is a requirement of a function. An allocation determination unit determines a slice having an SLA-SL corresponding to a service requirement of the received service. When the service of the slice determined by the allocation determination unit is the same as the service associated with the slice in advance, an allocation request unit reallocates the service to the determined slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimojou, Motoshi Tamura, Masayoshi Shimizu, Ashiq Khan, Shigeru Iwashina
  • Patent number: 10356605
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages reuse of mobile subscriber identity information. The use of a same generic mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on the mobility and/or device location. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10356673
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method, including applying a voice quality model to network performance information associated with a voice over internet protocol call session to generate a measure of voice quality associated with a first wireless radio access network wirelessly coupling a mobile device and a communication network, detecting a trigger condition for a measurement reporting according to the measure of voice quality, a first signal of the first wireless radio access network, and a second signal of a second wireless radio access network, and detecting a trigger condition for a measurement report according to the measure of voice quality, a first signal of the first network, and a second signal of a network. The measurement report can be transmitted to the first wireless radio access network responsive to detecting the trigger condition for the measurement reporting. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Propert I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC, Interwise, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tony Wong, Zahi Kapeluto, Thomas Keathley
  • Patent number: 10347393
    Abstract: A shielded electrical ribbon cable includes adjacent first and second longitudinal conductor sets where each conductor set includes two or more insulated conductors. The first conductor set also includes a ground conductor that generally lies in the plane of the insulated conductors of the first conductor set. At least 90% of the periphery of each conductor set is encompassed by a shielding film. First and second non-conductive polymeric films are disposed on opposite sides of the cable and form cover portions substantially surrounding each conductor set, and pinched portions on each side of each conductor set. When the cable is laid flat, the distance between the center of the ground conductor of the first conductor set and the center of the nearest insulated conductor of the second conductor set is ?1, the center-to-center spacing of the insulated conductors of the second conductor set is ?2, and ?1/?2 is greater than 0.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Douglas B. Gundel, Rocky D. Edwards, Mark M. Lettang, Charles F. Staley
  • Patent number: 10348659
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for processing a chat message. In this method, an emoji to be used in a chat session is obtained. And an emotion level is obtained, in which the emotion level is determined based on chat messages in the chat session. A type of emoji variation is determined according to the emotion level. And an emoji variation is provided according to the type of emoji variation and the obtained emoji.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Su Liu, Fei Shen, Lilian Lai, Louis Huang, Yin Qian
  • Patent number: 10344557
    Abstract: In a method of sealing a fracture (1) in a formation (2) surrounding a wellbore provided with a non-cemented perforated liner (4), a placement tool (6) is introduced into the liner, and a first and second annular flow barrier (8, 9) create an upstream (10), an intermediate (11) and a downstream section (12). A cross flow shunt tube (13) connects the upstream section and the downstream section, and a sealing fluid outlet (14) is arranged in the intermediate section. A placement fluid is caused to flow into the fracture and controlled to obtain a desired fluid flow in an annular space between the liner and the formation that is directed in downstream direction at a position upstream the fracture and in the upstream direction at a position downstream the fracture. When said desired flow is obtained, sealing fluid is ejected from the sealing fluid outlet. A sealing system is furthermore disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOTAL E&P DANMARK A/S
    Inventor: Hans Johannes Cornelis Maria Van Dongen
  • Patent number: 10348077
    Abstract: A system for sealing one end of an existing conduit through which a number of cables extend and in which a number of elements are placed for holding each of the number of cables in a position in the conduit, the system comprising: a sealant for applying a first layer of sealant at an end of the existing conduit against the number of elements so that the first layer of sealant completely covers that end of the conduit as far as not occupied by any of the number of cables; a number of flexible elements which each have a first end for positioning that first end into the first layer of sealant when the first layer is still uncured, each of the number of flexible elements further having a second end at such a distance from the respective first end when the first ends are positioned in the first layer of sealant, that the second ends form together a structure against which a second layer of the sealant can be applied, a single-part or multiple part subsystem for constructing a rigid second conduit around the flexib
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Beele Engineering B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Alfred Beele
  • Patent number: 10335310
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for snore disrupting and prevention are disclosed. One apparatus includes: an inflatable bladder assembly configured to inflate and deflate to move a head of a user; a conduit connected to the bladder assembly and configured to extend at a distance from the bladder assembly; an air inflator connected to the conduit for inflating the bladder assembly through the conduit, the air inflator being at the distance from the bladder assembly when in use to minimize noise, radiation or discomfort for the user a controller in communication with the air inflator to actuate the air inflator to inflate the bladder assembly; and an audio processor in communication with the controller, the audio processor being configured to detect sound waves and transmit control commands to the controller to trigger cyclical actuation of the air inflator upon a trigger event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Aliasghar Hariri, Sahar Hariri
  • Patent number: 10341815
    Abstract: A mobile device locationing system that overrides the reported position with that of the charge room when the AC charge signal is detected by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Russell Calvarese, Richard J. Lavery, Menuka Gayan Senevirathna, Dammika Prasad Wijethunga
  • Patent number: 10329871
    Abstract: A method of protecting a component in a wet environment includes disposing a component into a wet environment, deploying a granulated disintegrable material into the wet environment and temporarily covering a portion of the component with the granulated disintegrable material, at least partially disintegrating the granulated disintegrable material, and flushing the granulated disintegrable material away from the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: James King, Marc Samuelson
  • Patent number: 10330220
    Abstract: An edge protection bushing 106 with integrated clamp 208 is disclosed. The bushing 106 includes a tail end 202 for attachment to a heat protection tube and a head end 206 for accepting a cable protection hose. A clamp 208 is positioned adjacent the head end 206 and held in place by one or more breakable tabs 214 designed to break when pressure is applied to push the clamp 208 towards the head end 206. As the clamp 208 is pressed towards the head end 206, a locking mechanism 210, 212 secures the clamp 208 in place to secure the cable protection hose between the clamp 208 and the head end 206.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NOVELIS INC.
    Inventor: Christian Mueller
  • Patent number: 10327981
    Abstract: The massaging device comprises a telescopic handle, a threaded connection, and a plurality of heads. The threaded connection attaches a head selected from the plurality of heads to the telescopic handle. Each of the plurality of heads further comprises a massaging surface. The differences between each of the plurality of heads is defined by differences in the massaging surface. The person places the massaging surface on the portion of the body that requires therapeutic pressure or kneading. The plurality of heads of massaging device pivots allowing the angle of the massaging surface to be changed relative to the body of the person. Each of the plurality of heads is interchangeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Nancy Ayotte