Patents Examined by Joseph Feild
  • Patent number: 10204503
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may determine, via a first switch, that a signal from an embedded controller has not been received; may determine if a second switch is actuated by a user; if the second switch is actuated, may display first information that indicates that power from the at least one of an external power source and a battery power source is received; may determine, via a third switch, if the at least one of the external power source and the battery power source includes the external power source; and if the at least one of the external power source and the battery power source includes the external power source, may display second information that indicates the at least one of the external power source and the battery power source includes the external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Terry Lane Matula, Craig Lawrence Chaiken
  • Patent number: 10198947
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a device for configuring an infrared (IR) emitter. The device includes a support structure and a microprocessor attached to the support structure. An interface circuit is also attached to the support structure and is configured to provide communications between the microprocessor and a portable computing device. A memory, which is attached to the support structure, is coupled to the microprocessor and is configured with instructions. Execution of the instructions by the microprocessor cause the microprocessor to communicate with an application executing on the portable computing device and initiate transmission of configuration data received from the application to the IR emitter. A transmitter is attached to the support structure and is coupled to the microprocessor. The transmitter is configured to transmit the configuration data to the IR emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Global Traffic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Charles B. Meyer, Kevin Eichhorst, Timothy J. Hall
  • Patent number: 10192160
    Abstract: A radio-frequency identification device of the non-contact type, suitable for fixing to an object to be identified that includes a module with at least one electronic chip and at least one electrical and/or magnetic so-called primary antenna used to supply signals to the at least one electronic chip, and an electrical and/or magnetic so-called secondary antenna. The secondary antenna is a conductive element that forms part of the object or is produced by modifying a constituent of the object, the secondary antenna being coupled to the primary antenna without an electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TAGSYS
    Inventors: Christophe Loussert, Philippe Martin
  • Patent number: 10176653
    Abstract: An apparatus including a central access control system and an access reader. The access reader is structured to receive an access credential from the central access control system, and includes a first connector connected with a second connector with the second connector connected to a cable, and with the cable in electronic communication with the central access control system. Connection of the first connector and the second connector places the access reader in electronic communication with the central access control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Michael T. Conlin
  • Patent number: 10174519
    Abstract: Apparatus to wirelessly monitor a position of a hatch are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a hatch to be coupled to a fluid tank, a latch to secure the hatch in a closed position, and a sensor to detect whether the latch is securing the hatch in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies Tulsa, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Lee Carpenter, Travis Ellison
  • Patent number: 10172232
    Abstract: Tamper-respondent assemblies and fabrication methods are provided which incorporate enclosure to circuit board protection. The tamper-respondent assemblies include a circuit board, and an electronic enclosure mounted to the circuit board and facilitating enclosing at least one electronic component within a secure volume. A tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure facilitates defining the secure volume, and the tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure includes a tamper-respondent circuit. An adhesive is provided to secure, in part, the electronic enclosure to the circuit board. The adhesive contacts, at least in part, the tamper-respondent circuit so that an attempted separation of the electronic enclosure from the circuit board causes the adhesive to break the tamper-respondent circuit, facilitating detection of the separation by a monitor circuit of the tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Brodsky, James A. Busby, Edward N. Cohen, Silvio Dragone, Michael J. Fisher, David C. Long, Michael T. Peets, William Santiago-Fernandez, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 10168367
    Abstract: A personal mobile system for detecting unsafe electrical power levels. Magnetic sensors detect a magnitude of a magnetic field produced by a power line. A GPS determines the location of the detected the magnetic field. A distance from the location of the detected the magnetic field is determined. In response to determining that the magnitude of the detected magnetic field produced by the power line exceeds the stored electrical power level threshold, based on the determined distance, an alert module produces an alert on the personal mobile system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Ambrosio, Younghun Kim, Tarun Kumar
  • Patent number: 10168427
    Abstract: A system and method are provided. The system includes a data reader having a processor for performing a signal frequency analysis, an ultrasound transmitter for transmitting ultrasound signals, and an ultrasound receiver for receiving reflected ultrasound signals. The system further includes a movable reflector for receiving the ultrasound signals and reflecting the ultrasounds signals back to the ultrasound receiver (a) as the reflected ultrasound signals without modulation when the movable reflector is stationary and (b) as the reflected ultrasound signals with modulation when the movable reflector is mobile. The system also includes a chip for storing a specification of motion states for the movable reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Li-Wen Hung, Reinaldo Vega
  • Patent number: 10163347
    Abstract: Vehicles which are provided with at least one sensor and a location system, such as a Global Positioning System (GPS) detect parking spaces and/or road obstacles when driving along a road. The detected parking space and/or road obstacle data is transferred to a remote processing module. The processing module may then provide the detected parking space and/or road obstacle data to a requesting vehicle, which is located in the vicinity of the detected parking space and/or road obstacle. In addition, the at least one sensor may detect road data, such as data regarding parking restrictions at the location of the detected parking space. The detected road data may be used to determine whether the detected parking space is available to the requesting vehicle. Furthermore, parking permit data may be used to determine whether the detected parking space is available to the requesting vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: ARM IP Limited, ARM Limited
    Inventors: John Eugene Neystadt, Hugo John Martin Vincent
  • Patent number: 10163368
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for acoustic representations of environments. A processor can execute an acoustic representation service. The processor can receive a request to provide acoustic representation data to a device. The processor can obtain input data from the device. The input data can include captured data. The processor can analyze the input data to recognize an object represented in or by the input data and a path associated with the object. The processor can generate acoustic representation data representing the object and the path, and provide the acoustic representation data to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intelllectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Randolph Wohlert, Milap V. Majmundar, Aaron Bangor, James H. Pratt, Guido Corona
  • Patent number: 10163317
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a server, system, method, and recording medium for searching for missing children, using mobile crowdsourcing. According to an embodiment, a server for searching for missing children, using mobile crowdsourcing, comprises a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit receives a missing-child incident signal from a guardian terminal (held by a parent or guardian) and receives a first location information as to movements of a missing child from a child terminal (carried by the missing child) and sends the first location information received to at least one assistance terminal and receives landmark information from the assistance terminal(s) when a (degree of) similarity between the first location information sent to the assistance terminal(s) and a second location information detected by the assistance terminal(s) is higher than a preset value. The control unit generates a movement or moving path of the missing child, using the landmark information received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (KAIST)
    Inventors: Junehwa Song, Hyojeong Shin, Taiwoo Park, Seungwoo Kang, Bupjae Lee, Yohan Chon
  • Patent number: 10160454
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor arrangement (3) for detecting a state of a road (11), with a sensor device (9) which is designed to detect an impact of water (12) on a wheel arch lining (13) of a motor vehicle (1) while the motor vehicle (1) is travelling on the road (11), and with a control device (7) for detecting the state of the road (11) on the basis of the impact of the water (12) detected by means of the sensor device (9), wherein the sensor device (9) has a first and a second ultrasound sensor (4, 5) which are designed in each case to receive an ultrasound signal and which are furthermore designed in each case to detect the impact of the water (12) on the wheel arch lining (13), wherein the first and the second ultrasound sensor (4, 5) are arranged apart from one another on or in the wheel arch lining (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO Schalter und Sensoren GmbH
    Inventors: Natalie Barthel, Wolfgang Hamm, Thomas Jung, Thomas Schuler, Marian Roeger, Felix Haering
  • Patent number: 10161847
    Abstract: A method includes receiving multiplexed sensor data from a sensor array. The multiplexed sensor data includes first data from a first sensor of the sensor array and second data from a second sensor of the sensory array. The first data includes first frequency information of a first cantilevered element, the first cantilevered element including a coating material having an affinity for a compound and no diffusion barrier. The second data includes second frequency information of a second cantilevered element, the second cantilevered element including the coating material and a diffusion barrier. The diffusion barrier inhibits mass transfer to the second cantilevered element. The method also includes conditionally generating, based on an analysis of the first data and the second data, an output. The output is conditioned on the first frequency information and the second frequency information indicating more than a threshold amount of the compound present at the sensor array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert Raymond Miller, II
  • Patent number: 10157530
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for determining a personalized gas level exposure are generally described herein. A method may include receiving, at a wearable device, a plurality of gas level measurements for a gas level, determining, using the plurality of gas level measurements, a five-minute average gas level, in response to determining that the five-minute average gas level exceeds an instantaneous exposure threshold, issuing a dangerous exposure alert at the wearable device, determining, from the plurality of gas level measurements, a rate of change for the gas level, and in response to determining that the rate of change indicates the gas level is decreasing, disabling the dangerous exposure alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Parra, Cynthia Lynn Merrill
  • Patent number: 10152856
    Abstract: A non-lethal weapon fixture and a method of defense with a non-lethal weapon are provided. The non-lethal weapon fixture includes a carrier having a contact point and a separation indicator connected to the carrier. The contact point is configured to interface with a non-lethal weapon. A separation signal is transmitted by the separation indicator upon separation of the non-lethal weapon from the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Samuel Fasone
  • Patent number: 10152127
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for controlling a vibration transfer between vibration devices. The apparatus for controlling a vibration transfer may change vibration values of a plurality of vibration devices according to a movement of a virtual vibration body, thereby providing a user with a sense of touch of a movement of the virtual vibration body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soo Chul Lim, Joonah Park
  • Patent number: 10147032
    Abstract: A method, system and tag for low power radio frequency communication is described. In one embodiment, the RF tag comprises: an energy harvesting unit operable to convert incident RF energy to direct current (DC); a storage unit operable to store recovered DC power; one or more sensors for sensing; a backscatter communicator to backscatter energy to communicate; and a microcontroller coupled to the energy harvesting and storage units, the one or more sensors, and the backscatter communicator, the microcontroller operable to wake up from a sleep state and cause the radio to communicate sensed data from at least one of the one or more sensors while powered by energy previously harvested and stored by the energy harvesting and storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: RICOH CO., LTD., DUKE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ken Gudan, Sergey Chemishkian, Jonathan J. Hull, Matthew S. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10147291
    Abstract: Disclosed is a power supply provides electric power—with appropriate voltage and amperage for the planned use—to supports—that can be shielded electrical materials—wherefrom flexible, charged conductors exit. These may be disposed exiting from lower supports in the ground, or from the supports of one or both sides of lateral and/or upper structures delimiting the entry/exit locations of the restricted access area and having dimensions and shapes most suitable to the specific use intended. This system renders it possible to prevent pedestrian and/or vehicles in general without a cabin from accessing the area, with access allowed to vehicles with a cabin, including convertible vehicles with a closed hood, although simultaneously or immediately before or after the passage of authorized vehicle(s), preventing intrusions, invasions, assaults etc. to the restricted access area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Melo Tarcisio Caddah
  • Patent number: 10147247
    Abstract: An on-vehicle emergency notification device that performs notification processing when an emergency event of a vehicle occurs, using a power accumulated in a battery mounted on the vehicle, includes: a voice communication unit that performs voice communication with a notification center via a voice call when the emergency event occurs; and an image sending unit that wirelessly sends images around the vehicle to the notification center when the emergency event occurs. After the emergency event occurs, a wireless sending of images by the image sending unit is inhibited if a battery power level of the battery becomes lower than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Junichi Nishida
  • Patent number: 10136253
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for tracking a vehicle's course using geolocation data is provided. The method comprises obtaining a set of predetermined GPS locations representing a closed course; tracking movements of a user using a GPS controller; authenticating the movements of the user against the set of predetermined GPS locations while the client terminal is within a predetermined distance of at least one of the set of predetermined GPS locations; and presenting consolidated timing information about the user's movements along the set of predetermined GPS locations. The system comprises a central processing server in communication with a computer network and configured to obtain information from a central database; and one or more client terminals in communication with the central processing server via the computer network, and configured to provide a graphical user interface for user interaction with the central processing server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Lapking Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent G. Monteleone, Jerry Lee Chappell, Jr.