Patents Examined by John F Mortell
  • Patent number: 11183064
    Abstract: Described is an area reservation system. The system includes a server having a memory storing area information and a user computing device coupled to the server. The server may be programmed to receive and process a signal that the user computing device has accessed the system and is searching for an area to reserve at a user selected location and time; send for display, on the user computing device, area information including available areas to reserve; automatically reserve an area in response to receiving user input requesting reservation of the area; establish a geofence around the reserved area; and send a notification to the user computing device in response to the user computing device entering the geofence of the reserved area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Charles Isgar
  • Patent number: 11181378
    Abstract: A device is provided for locating a moving object or person in a space partially equipped with inductive surfaces. The device comprises magnetic detection means configured to detect the presence of the object or of the person on or close to an inductive surface, measure a heading angle by way of two simultaneous measurement points and generate dated reference heading angle data for the object or for the person; inertial detection means configured to generate estimated angular speed and acceleration data for the object or for the person; and calculation means coupled to the magnetic and inertial detection means, configured to combine the dated reference heading angle data with the estimated data in order to generated corrected position and orientation data for the object or for the person in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Serge Couvet
  • Patent number: 11183035
    Abstract: A system enables a scheduled visitor to receive an optical credential in paper or electronic form, and a range of date-time validity for a video doorbell which may actuate a portal. Upon activation the video doorbell hashes the optical credential with the date-time of the actual access request, masked to a range of most significant bits to create a plurality of digital bit-keys. The bit-keys generated exclusively at that video doorbell at that time would be verified with a stored digital bit-lock which is a complementary transformation of the valid date-time range hashed with the original optical credential at a visitor filtration server. Overwriting a stored digital bit-lock in a video doorbell at any time effectively cancels access by that optical credential. An emergency access key phrase communicatively couples the video doorbell with a visitee interview panel overriding access policies. Installation of custom software on the visitor's terminal is unnecessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: EAGLE EYE NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Tijmen Vos, Zeynep Yurdakul, Bernard Maassen, Wouter Lauret
  • Patent number: 11175751
    Abstract: A method can include: determining a physical location of each of a plurality of peripheral devices communicatively coupled to a host computing device; generating a lighting sequence configured to activate visual output elements on the each of the plurality of peripheral devices, wherein the lighting sequence is a time based sequence that traverses the plurality of peripheral devices; and modifying a timing parameter of the lighting sequence based on the respective physical location of each of the plurality of peripheral devices. In some cases, modifying the lighting sequence can include: determining a distance between at least two of the plurality of peripheral devices and modifying the timing parameter of the sequential pattern based on the distance between the at least two of the plurality of peripheral devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Mark Starrett, Jacob Kottage, Andrew Durrer, Andrew Coonrad, Curtis Brown
  • Patent number: 11176811
    Abstract: A system and a method for monitoring route devices in a transportation network includes one or more processors to receive sensed traffic control device information from first vehicle systems in a transportation network formed from interconnected routes. The sensed traffic control device information indicates states of traffic control devised at intersections between the routes in the transportation network. The one or more processors determine whether the sensed traffic control device information conflicts with stored traffic control device information stored in a database accessible by the one or more processors. The one or more processors send one or more bulletins to one or more second vehicle systems to change movement of the one or more second vehicle systems responsive to determining that the sensed traffic control device information conflicts with the stored traffic control device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Transportation IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jerrid D. Chapman, Francois P. Pretorius, Craig K. Green
  • Patent number: 11176824
    Abstract: A device can receive parking metadata that includes location data indicating that a portion of a vehicle is located outside of a designated parking area (DPA). The device can process the parking metadata to identify values that are to be used when determining actions to perform. The device can obtain supplemental events data associated with events occurring near the DPA. The device can determine the actions to perform based on the parking metadata and the supplemental events data. The device can provide, as one of the actions and to one or more other devices or to the vehicle, a message indicating that the portion of the vehicle is located outside of the DPA. This can cause the one or more other devices or the vehicle to: move the vehicle from the DPA, reposition the vehicle within the DPA, or penalize an owner of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Refsdal, Nick G. Suizo, Kent Ryhorchuk, Tibor Gyimesi, Andrew W. Herson, Istvan Horvath
  • Patent number: 11148638
    Abstract: An apparatus manages a dock, a portion of which is disposed over a body of water, from a remote device. A control unit is disposed on the dock. A plurality of sensors is each in data communication with the control unit. Each of the plurality of sensors includes: an electric shock sensor; a water level sensor that senses a distance to the water from a predetermined location of the dock; and a theft detection circuit. A communication chipset is in data communication with the control unit. The control unit includes a processor that is programmed to transmit to the remote device via the communication chipset an indication of the following: a shock likelihood sensed by the electric shock sensor; a level detected by the water level sensor; and an alert when the theft detection circuit detects a likelihood of theft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: DockIQ, LLC
    Inventors: Albert Matthews Thompson, Jr., Brandon Loyal Turner, Mark Joseph Gordon, Daniel Steven Haligas
  • Patent number: 11151818
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes determining, by an access control device that controls access to a passageway, a location of a mobile device relative to the access control device based on a signal distance traveled and an angle of arrival of a signal received by the access control device from the mobile device, determining whether the location of the mobile device relative to the access control device is a location that indicates an intent of the user of the mobile device to access the passageway, and unlocking a lock mechanism of the access control device in response to a determination that the location of the mobile device relative to the access control device indicates that the user intends to access the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Devin A. Love, Joseph W. Baumgarte, Ryan C. Kincaid
  • Patent number: 11147915
    Abstract: A variety of location-based and/or proximity-based features related to diabetes management systems can be used to improve maintenance compliance and/or to provide important information to PWD designated assistance entities (e.g., family, friends, givers, HCPs, emergency medicine providers) under certain conditions. In some cases, a user's location can be tracked or determined to trigger and/or time alerts about upcoming maintenance tasks in a way that will increase the likelihood that the PWD will immediately perform the designated maintenance task. In some cases, methods, devices, and systems provided herein can use proximity to non-paired mobile computing devices to deliver data to PWD designated assistance entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Brewer, Kevin S. Lee
  • Patent number: 11146650
    Abstract: A traffic information interaction system is provided. The system includes a plurality of lighting apparatuses and a first electronic device. Each of the lighting apparatuses emits light according to received power, so as to indicate whether a corresponding path is passable with the emitted light. In addition, each of the lighting apparatuses further pushes information. The first electronic device generates a request according to received information, and transmits the request to a target lighting apparatus of the lighting apparatuses. The target lighting apparatus adjusts target information pushed by the target lighting apparatus according to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Chang-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 11138849
    Abstract: A security tag including: a housing and circuitry which detects a locked state, the circuitry configured to execute a signal transfer function responsive to interchanging a pin and a lanyard in the circuitry, and/or the housing including a replaceable battery compartment locked by inserting either the pin or the lanyard into a lock mechanism which differently secures the pin and the lanyard; and an alarm, in communication with the circuitry, triggered by an undisarmed breach of the locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hangzhou Timing Security Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Peter Morello, Sr., Peter A. Morello, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11138886
    Abstract: A system for providing an illuminated path for an object, such as a pedestrian or bicyclist. The system includes a central system unit, a number of vehicles networked with the central system unit and parked in a region. Each of the vehicles includes a detection unit designed to detect an object approaching the parked vehicle and to activate a vehicle light and illuminate a path. Each of the vehicles include a communication unit designed to transmit geo-position data of the parked vehicle. The central system unit is designed, as a result of a route query, to ascertain a route for the object from a starting location to a destination location under the criterion that a maximum number of parked vehicles networked with the central system unit are present along the route so that the best possible path illumination is ensured on the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Tobias Ricke, Sebastian Stauff, Bruno Alves
  • Patent number: 11132887
    Abstract: There is provided an eyeglasses-type wearable terminal that causes a user to more reliably recognize the position of a predetermined object, which includes an image capturing unit that captures the periphery of the user. The eyeglasses-type wearable terminal also includes a determiner that determines whether a predetermined target object is included in a video acquired by image capturing using the image capturing unit. The eyeglasses-type wearable terminal further includes a display unit that displays the position of the predetermined target object in a case in which the determiner determines that the predetermined target object is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Kitada, Akira Kamei
  • Patent number: 11132901
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a parking lot recommendation method, and a navigation server for determining a score of a candidate parking lot, based on a parking difficulty level of the candidate parking lot in an target area where a destination located, quantity of remaining parking spaces, walking distance from the candidate parking lot to the destination, and driving distance from a present position of a vehicle to the candidate parking lot, and selecting an object parking lot from the candidate parking lots existing in the target area, according to the score of the candidate parking lot, and providing parking lot information of the object parking lot to a navigation terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenli Shi, Tingting Ge, Xun Gan
  • Patent number: 11126909
    Abstract: A container arrangement (100) is disclosed, which is preferably destined for pharmaceutical products. The container arrangement includes a container body (110) and a first wireless communication systems (210) composed of a NFC system (210) including an NFC antenna (141). The container arrangement further includes a first and/or a second sensing-switching arrangement (143; 280) configured to include a preset status inhibiting a standardized operability of the first wireless communication system (210). The first sensing-switching arrangement (143) is configured to deregulate its preset status upon an initial opening event and the second sensing-switching arrangement (280) is configured to deregulate its preset status upon an unloading event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventor: Andrew Bryant
  • Patent number: 11113962
    Abstract: A terminal device includes: a candidate acquiring unit configured to acquire reverse traveling candidate information including positional information and traveling direction information of a vehicle when a candidate determining unit configured to determine whether there is a likelihood that the vehicle is traveling in reverse determines that there is a likelihood that the vehicle is traveling in reverse; and a candidate transmitting unit configured to transmit the reverse traveling candidate information to a rearward server configured to determine whether the vehicle is traveling in reverse based on the reverse traveling candidate information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Kitajima, Tatsuya Higuchi
  • Patent number: 11110797
    Abstract: A gauge assembly according to this disclosure includes a dial a dial face defining a scale indicative of an operating parameter, a conduit containing a first fluid and a second fluid that are immiscible during normal operating conditions. The conduit arranged about a periphery of the scale, wherein a visible demarcation between the first fluid and the second fluid is movable to correspond with the current operating parameter indicated on the scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Diego Trujillo, Guillermo Figueroa, Cristina Gascón
  • Patent number: 11105696
    Abstract: A system for measuring power output of a runner is disclosed. In some embodiments the system comprises a first sensor component including a first sensor, microprocessor, and a signal transceiver; a second sensor component including a second sensor and a signal transmitter; wherein the first sensor is configured to measure a vertical velocity and horizontal velocity, the second sensor is configured to measure the slope angle of a foot of the runner during a stance phase of the foot, the signal transmitter configured to send slope angle data, the signal transceiver configured to receive the slope angle data from the signal transmitter, and the microprocessor has computing instructions configured to calculate a power output based on the vertical velocity, horizontal velocity, and slope angle data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: MindMaze Holding SA
    Inventors: Benoit Mariani, Farzin Dadashi
  • Patent number: 11100800
    Abstract: A collision determination apparatus includes: an own vehicle route estimating unit that estimates a route of an own vehicle; a target object route estimating unit that estimates a route of a target object; and a collision determining unit that performs a collision determination regarding the own vehicle and the target object. When the own vehicle route estimating unit estimates the route of the own vehicle to be circular arc-shaped, the collision determining unit divides a circular arc indicating the route of the own vehicle into a plurality of circular arcs, approximates each of the divided circular arcs as a straight line by connecting an end point and an end point of each of the divided circular arcs, and performs the collision determination based on whether any of the approximated straight lines and the route of the target object intersect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Kitaura, Takayuki Hiromitsu, Akihiro Kida
  • Patent number: 11100802
    Abstract: A method for signaling a suggestion of a behavior, implemented by a signaling system. The method includes: determining an arrival of a first vehicle at a portion of a traffic route, there being a possibility of a second vehicle crossing paths with the first vehicle at the portion; determining an arrival of the second vehicle at the portion; determining a suggestion of a behavior of the second vehicle at the portion; sending a signal of the suggestion to the second vehicle; and receiving a notification that the signal has been taken into account by the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventor: Ghislain Moncomble