Patents Examined by John A. Tweel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11987233
    Abstract: A route generation device includes: a steering loaded state input unit to which a steering loaded state of a vehicle is inputted; a parking slot position input unit to which a position of a parking slot near the vehicle is inputted; a vehicle position input unit to which a position of the vehicle is inputted; a number-of-times-of-static-steering upper limit calculation unit configured to calculate, on the basis of the steering loaded state, a number-of-times-of-static-steering upper limit value up to which static steering of the vehicle can be performed between the position of the vehicle and the position of the parking slot; and a guidance route generation unit configured to generate a guidance route for guiding the vehicle to the parking slot, on the basis of the position of the vehicle, the position of the parking slot, and the number-of-times-of-static-steering upper limit value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Katsu, Takashi Matsumoto, Takahisa Aoyagi, Masataka Shirozono, Hiroshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 11990012
    Abstract: In aspects of object contextual control based on UWB radios, a system includes ultra-wideband (UWB) radios associated with respective devices in an environment. The system can include camera devices that capture motions in the environment. Alternatively or in addition, the system can include a mobile wireless device moved in the environment to generate motions detected by sensors of the mobile wireless device. A motion controller can determine a motion indication to interact with a device in the environment based on a location of the device as determined by a position of the UWB radio associated with the device. The motion controller can then initiate a control communication to the device to control the device based on the motion indication to interact with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Michael E Russell, Jarrett K Simerson, Thomas Yates Merrell
  • Patent number: 11990020
    Abstract: A system for monitoring health and safety of workers in a manufacturing facility is presented. The system a user interface, a set of sensors, a database, management software and/or a health monitoring system, among other components. The system is configured to monitor health of workers using biometric data gathered by the set of sensors. In one or more arrangements, the system also tracks the position and motion of the worker. In one or more arrangements, the data gathered is aggregated in a database for datamining purposes so as to facilitate health monitoring and mitigation of identified illness. The system may be configured to screen and identify workers who are not in normal health. The system may be configured to screen workers health when clocking into or out of the time keeping system. The system may be configured to perform contact tracing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Makusafe Corp.
    Inventors: Gabriel Glynn, Mark Frederick, Matt McMullen
  • Patent number: 11990027
    Abstract: A conducted electrical weapon (“CEW”) may deploy electrodes toward a target to electrically couple to the target. The CEW may be configured to detect a connection status of at least one electrode of the deployed electrodes. A positive connection status represents a connection being established between the at least one electrode and the target. The CEW may generate an alert in accordance with the connection status. The alert may comprise one or more of an audible alert, a haptic alert, or a visual alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Gish, Patrick W. Smith, Varun Sathyanarayan
  • Patent number: 11982742
    Abstract: An object recognition device for vehicles, including a sensor, a filter device and an analysis device. Signals from an object are detectable by the sensor. The detected signals are filterable by the filter device and then feedable to the analysis device. The analysis device is configured to recognize the object by analyzing the filtered signals. The filter device includes an averaging unit, which averages the profile of the amplitudes of the detected signals, and a non-linear filter unit, which is provided based on a linear low-pass filter with a variable time constant and filters the detected signals. A value profile corresponding to the difference between the averaged amplitude profile and the filtered signals is feedable to the analysis device for analyzing and recognizing the object. The variable time constant is establishable based on the difference between the filtered signals and the detected signals and based on the averaged amplitude profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Udo Sieber, Ulrich Bauer
  • Patent number: 11980177
    Abstract: A pest sensor and a detector for use in a pest sensing system are described. The pest sensor comprises a processor configured to: receive a first signal indicative of a first impedance across a first sensing circuit; receive a second signal indicative of a second impedance across a second sensing circuit; and in response to detecting that one of the first or second signals differs from the other by more than a predefined difference threshold, output an indication of pest activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: LAIIER Ltd.
    Inventor: Stefan Dzisiewski-Smith
  • Patent number: 11984014
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for determining a notification based on device properties. A device identification database may associate device identifications with device properties. A device identification associated with a device may be received, and corresponding device properties may be determined. Based on the device properties, a notification may be determined and sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Eng, Tyler Vitale
  • Patent number: 11984013
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for event detection using distributed event devices are described herein. In some examples, one or more embodiments include a first event device and a second event device, where the first event device is configured to detect an event in an area and wirelessly transmit a notification of the detected event and location information associated with the first event device to the second event device, and where the second event device is configured to receive the notification of the detected event and the location information from the first event device, determine whether the location information matches a location included in a database in response to receiving the detected event, and perform an activation action responsive to determining the location information matches a location included in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Sagar Ramesh Kulkarni, Sudeep Jayakumar Duge, Sameer Tripathi
  • Patent number: 11983878
    Abstract: An announce apparatus comprises an analysis part that obtains a capture image capturing at least any one of an area including a boarding position at a station or inside of a vehicle so as to determine, based on the capture image, whether a person who needs support (termed hereinafter as “support-needing user”) will board on/off the vehicle; and an announce part that announces boarding on/off support information relating to the support-needing user when the analysis part determines that the support-needing user will board on/off the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Azuma
  • Patent number: 11981166
    Abstract: A tire fitted with a transponder comprises: a crown comprising a crown reinforcement having an axial end at each of its edges, connected at each of its axial ends by a sidewall to a bead having an interior end; a carcass reinforcement layer formed of parallel reinforcers, which is anchored in each bead around a bead wire to form a main part and a turn-up; and the transponder comprising a dipole antenna consisting of a spring defined by a pitch P and a diameter D. A ratio between the pitch (P1) and the diameter (D1) for a loop of a first region of the spring is greater than 0.8, and the transponder is situated axially on the outside of an interior end of the bead and radially between the upper end of the bead wire and the axial end of the crown reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Julien Destraves, Laurent Couturier, Pierre Guinault, Emmanuel Joulin, Sebastien Fredon
  • Patent number: 11954998
    Abstract: A position detector for a passenger service unit which can be installed in a passenger service channel. The position detector includes a sensor rail which has a multiplicity of sensors and is configured to be fitted in the longitudinal direction of the passenger service channel. The position detector also includes a position marker which is configured to be fastened to the passenger service unit and to trigger a sensor signal at one of the multiplicity of sensors. A passenger service channel having a position detector and a vehicle area having a passenger service channel are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Maximilian Meinert, Martin Hentschel
  • Patent number: 11954955
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method and system for collecting and monitoring vehicle status information. The method includes the following steps: acquiring vehicle state data and storing it, processing the vehicle state data to obtain optimization data and display it, setting alarm rule, alarm threshold, alarm contact and alarm mode according to the displayed optimization data, and monitoring the optimization data, and generating an alarm when the optimization data reaches the alarm threshold. The vehicle status information collection and monitoring method disclosed in the present application can perform three-dimensional monitoring of resources and display and alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: HEFEI WEITIANYUNTONG INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Qing Wang
  • Patent number: 11951781
    Abstract: A tire monitoring device and method in which an error can be detected and indicated. The tire monitoring device includes an indicator and a wireless communication interface. The method of operating the tire monitoring device includes: receiving an instruction to measure a tire pressure via the wireless communication interface; measuring a tire pressure; determining an error status of the tire pressure monitoring device; and responsive to a determination that the error status is not indicative of an error, activating the indicator to provide an indication based on the tire pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Bill
  • Patent number: 11948449
    Abstract: A vibration device that includes: a fixing part having a flat plate shape; a vibration part having a flat plate shape, the vibration part being disposed around the fixing part as viewed in a normal direction of the fixing part; a coupling part that couples the vibration part and the fixing part and is constructed to elastically deform, the vibration part constructed to be displaced in an orthogonal direction orthogonal to the normal direction of the fixing part with respect to the fixing part; and a vibration film fixed to the vibration part and the fixing part, the vibration film constructed to vibrate the vibration part in the orthogonal direction with respect to the fixing part when an electric signal is applied to the vibration film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Endo, Shozo Otera
  • Patent number: 11941977
    Abstract: A feature-rich, improved vehicle traffic signal control system that uses network technology is provided herein. For example, the improved vehicle traffic signal control system may include a control box and light heads that include processors. The control box in the improved vehicle traffic signal control system may include fewer components and/or fewer wires extending therefrom as compared to a typical control box. In particular, the control box in the improved vehicle traffic signal control system may not include relays, a conflict monitor, or other similar components. Rather, the improved control box may simply include a controller that is coupled to various light heads via Ethernet cables. The Ethernet cables can carry electrical power, thereby providing power to the light heads. The light head processors can use network technology to control light activation, to perform conflict monitoring, to receive data from various sensors to adjust traffic flow, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Systems Analysis & Integration, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Anthony Pomatto
  • Patent number: 11937931
    Abstract: The occurrence of a sudden change in physical condition is detected. In a physical condition determination device 100, a heart rate-relate index calculation unit 110 specifies an appearance time of a sign of a sudden change in heart rate, from a time-series waveform of an index corresponding to a variation in the heart rate (heart rate-related index) and a blood pressure-related index calculation unit 120 specifies an appearance time of a sign of a sudden change in blood pressure, from a time-series waveform of an index corresponding to a variation in the blood pressure (blood pressure-related index). A physical condition sudden change determination unit 130 determines that a sudden change in physical condition (physical condition sudden change) has occurred in a case where these appearance times are both within a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: DELTA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Etsunori Fujita, Yumi Ogura, Yoshika Nobuhiro
  • Patent number: 11932412
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing reduced flaps takeoff or landing advice in an aircraft. The methods and systems include a display device and a processor in operable communication with the display device. The processor is configured to execute program instructions. The program instructions are configured to cause the processor to receive takeoff or landing performance data including weather data and runway conditions data for a plurality of runways at a destination aerodrome, calculate values of takeoff or landing performance parameters for a plurality of flap configurations for each of the plurality of runways, and present, on the display device, at least one of the values of takeoff or landing performance parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Krishnamoorthy, Vatsalya Surana, Ankur Mathur
  • Patent number: 11928898
    Abstract: A vehicle diagnostic system and related method comprises an interface component connected to a vehicle's On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port, interface elements comprising: a short range communication module; and a vehicle network protocol interface; short range communication module designed to automatically constitute a data link with a mobile communication device running a gateway module; vehicle network protocol interface configured to intercommunicate bi-directionally with short range communication module to obtain requests from gateway module and to send vehicle data to gateway module: said vehicle network protocol interface further configured to communicate bi-directionally with OBD port to send requests to the vehicle's networks and to derive vehicle data therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Autolab Inc.
    Inventor: Ayobami Abayomi Olalere
  • Patent number: 11928954
    Abstract: Hazard detectors are shown and described. Included are devices, systems, kits, and methods for a hazard detector. A hazard detector may in some embodiments include a housing, a presence detector, a hazard detector and a control system. In some examples, hazard detector systems may include a hazard detector having one or more sensors with the ability to detect a hazard and a system for evaluating the hazard for characteristics prior to signaling an alarm. A hazard detector may include power saving systems for longevity and reliability of the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Forge Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Andres, Michael Rabbett, Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 11928953
    Abstract: A garage door opener system includes a garage door opener having one or more sensors configured to monitor the status of a garage door as it moves between first and second positions. The garage door opener system may detect one or more anomalies in a profile generated from information from the one or more sensors and alert a user to the presence of those anomalies. The garage door opener system may allow a user to find and contact a service provider to address the one or more anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY Residential Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Garrett Lovejoy, David P. Bresson, Vickie Lents, Mark Caterino, Jason Williams, Kevin C. Kraus