Patents Examined by Joseph H. Feild
  • Patent number: 10262533
    Abstract: A driving support system includes a first monitoring device on a first object, the first monitoring device having a first controller, a first camera, and a first display, a second monitoring device on a second object, the second monitoring device having a second controller and a second camera, and a server in communication with the first and second monitoring devices. The first and second controllers are each detect a target in images acquired from the respective first or second camera, calculate target information for the target, and transmit the target information to the server. The server generates list information including the target information from the first and second monitoring devices, and transmits the list information to the first and second monitoring devices. The first controller further generates a map according to the list information received from the server, and displays the map on the first display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Marie Takada, Masanobu Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 10255779
    Abstract: In some embodiments, methods and systems of detecting and monitoring shoplifting of products by individuals at a retail facility include sensors coupled to a product and located at a fixed threshold distance relative to each other. The sensors are configured to generate an alert signal indicating that the fixed threshold distance between the first and second sensors has been altered. An alert sensor positioned in the product stocking area of the retail facility is configured to receive the alert signal from one or both of the product sensors. A central computing device at the retail facility is configured to determine the alert sensor that received the alert signal, and to activate a video camera in order to acquire a photo or video of the portion of the product stocking area of the retail facility associated with the alert sensor that received the alert signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Anindya S. Dey, Omker Mahalanobish
  • Patent number: 10254323
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a capacitor can having one or more capacitors. The monitoring system includes an antenna. The monitoring system includes at least one sensor disposed within the capacitor can and configured to detect an operating characteristic associated with health of the one or more capacitors of the capacitor can. The monitoring system includes a processor configured to receive a first signal from the at least one sensor indicative of the operating characteristic. The processor is configured to send a second signal, via the antenna, indicative of a value of the operating characteristic to a receiving device outside of the capacitor can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Ertugrul Berkcan, Mark Gerard Adamiak, Karim Younsi, Sachin N. Dekate, Kamala C. Raghavan
  • Patent number: 10248724
    Abstract: A first connection state may be entered on a computing device. While the computing device is in the first connection state, actions taken on a playlist on the computing device may be applied to the playlist and not applied to a playback queue associated with a zone. An input may be received via the computing device, indicating a selection of the zone. In response to receiving the input, a second connection state may be entered. Entering the second connection state may comprise establishing a connected state between the computing device and the one or more playback devices. While the connected state is established, one or more actions taken on the playlist on the computing device may be applied to the playlist and transmitted, in a message to the zone over a network. The one or more actions may be one or more corresponding actions applied to the playback queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Kumar, Andrew Schulert, Robert Andrew Lambourne, Arthur L. Coburn, IV
  • Patent number: 10242553
    Abstract: Systems and methods for downloading configuration data to control panel devices and peripheral devices in a connected system are provided. Some methods can include a master device in the connected system receiving and implementing a change to configuration data of the master device, the master device identifying the change to the configuration data of the master device, and the master device broadcasting a configuration message to a plurality of slave devices of the master device, wherein the configuration message can include the change to the configuration data of the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: RajeshBabu Nalukurthy, SivaSankar Mathuraju, Aatish Sethi
  • Patent number: 10239453
    Abstract: A periphery image display control device displays an image of a periphery area photographed by a camera sensor 21, and predicts a travel path area which a vehicle-body of the own vehicle will pass through along a predicted travel path. The device detects locations of obstacle points and heights of the obstacle points. The heights of the obstacle points become higher as the obstacle points are farther from the own vehicle. When a gradient (GR=(YO?YB)/(XO?KB)) being a ratio of “a subtraction value obtained by subtracting a height of a first obstacle point which is nearer from the own vehicle from a height of a second obstacle point which is farther from the own vehicle” to “a distance between the two obstacle points along the predicted travel path” is greater than a threshold gradient GRth, the device displays an alert screen for the second obstacle point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Takashi Kondo, Yamato Yorifuji, Yasuyoshi Sawada
  • Patent number: 10239614
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a client-facing application for interacting with a transport service that transports items via unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). An example graphic interface may allow a user to order items to specific delivery areas associated with their larger delivery location, and may dynamically provide status updates and other functionality during the process of fulfilling an aerial vehicle transport request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Wing Aviation LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Lesser, Michael Bauerly, May Cheng, Rue Song
  • Patent number: 10242514
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to processing remotely captured sensor data. A computing platform having at least one processor, a communication interface, and memory may receive, via the communication interface, from a user computing device, sensor data captured by the user computing device using one or more sensors built into the user computing device. Subsequently, the computing platform may analyze the sensor data received from the user computing device by executing one or more data processing modules. Then, the computing platform may generate trip record data based on analyzing the sensor data received from the user computing device and may store the trip record data in a trip record database. In addition, the computing platform may generate user record data based on analyzing the sensor data received from the user computing device and may store the user record data in a user record database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Pratheek M. Harish, Benjamin Robertson Yeomans, Alexander Herrmann, Kyle Patrick Schmitt, Venu Madhav Tammali
  • Patent number: 10235847
    Abstract: A method of remote controlling a luminous signalling system in the course of team game played by orally and aurally challenged players under the supervision of a referee or umpire equipped with whistle and a transmitting-receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: INGLOT Maran F.H.U. IngTrans
    Inventor: Marcin Inglot
  • Patent number: 10232768
    Abstract: When a start acceptance condition for lane change assist control (LCA) is established (S12: Yes), a driving support ECU starts transmission of a turn signal flashing command to a meter ECU (S13). In this manner, flashing of a turn signal can continue even when a driver separates his or her hand from a turn signal lever. When a turn signal turning-off condition is established under a situation in which the LCA is executed (S15: Yes), the driving support ECU stops the turn signal flashing command that has been transmitted so far (S16). With this, the flashing of the turn signal can be ended even when the driver does not perform a returning operation on the turn signal lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Shota Fujii
  • Patent number: 10229573
    Abstract: An immediate alert notification system via wireless tethered devices is provided. The system comprises a processor, a memory, and an application stored in the memory that when executed on the processor receives a first message from a first mobile device. The system also determines that the first message indicates that a slave device is within range of a first master device associated with the first mobile device. The system also determines that the slave device is not associated with the first master device and is associated with a second master device and determines that the slave device was previously reported as lost. The system also sends a second message to a second mobile device associated with the second master device, the second message advising that the slave device has been located and further providing recovery information for the slave device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: David Lawrie
  • Patent number: 10223700
    Abstract: A method for tracking procedures performed on personal protection equipment (PPE) and actions of individuals includes the following steps. An article of PPE configured with a smart tag is provided to an individual prior to performance of a task. After the individual performs the task, the article of PPE is processed. Information is retrieved from the smart tag during at least one of: before, during and after processing the article of PPE. After the performance of the task, the individual's data is read and the individual enters into a designated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Luca D. Farioli Brioschi, Luis V. Ramirez Chaidez, Lawrence J. Ptasienski, Mark T. Anderson, Michael E. Hamerly
  • Patent number: 10223840
    Abstract: A method for dynamically managing parking space utilization including receiving a dynamic feed of available parking spaces across a set of sectors, each parking space associated with a parking control device, each sector having a preferred utilization rate; utilizing a processor to determine that a parking utilization rate of a first sector exceeds a preferred utilization rate for the first sector; upon receiving a location based parking space reservation request from a user, the request capable of being fulfilled from a plurality of sectors, providing a list of available parking spaces meeting the request including associated prices dynamically generated, wherein parking spaces in the first sector are priced higher than parking spaces in other sectors; and upon selection of one of the provided list of available parking spaces by the user, allocating the selected parking space to the user at the provided associated price and notifying the parking control device associated with the selected parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Mustansir Banatwala, David A. Brooks, Joseph A. Russo
  • Patent number: 10219698
    Abstract: A method for wirelessly monitoring physiological data of a patient includes emitting a timing signal from a wireless emitter, receiving a timing signal at a receiver in a wireless patient monitor, recording physiological data from the patient over time at the wireless patient monitor, wherein the time is defined according to the timing signal, and transmitting the physiological data over a wireless network of a healthcare facility. Thereafter, physiological data recorded from two or more wireless patient monitors may be aligned in time according to the timing signal to create an aligned physiological representation for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Matthew George Grubis
  • Patent number: 10223882
    Abstract: Alarming cables, assemblies and systems for displaying and protecting a powered article of merchandise from theft include an alarm unit disposed between a first cable having a first connector for connection to a power source and a second cable having a second connector for connection to the merchandise. An alarm unit connector may connect the second cable to the alarm unit. The alarm unit and the alarm unit connector may each include a connection member to electrically connect the merchandise with the alarm unit and the power source when the alarm unit connector aligns with and engages the alarm unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Gary A. Taylor, Robert Schultz, Christopher J. Fawcett, Larry T. McKinney, Kirk Burmeister, II, James K. Sankey
  • Patent number: 10214241
    Abstract: The present invention relates to display means for systems for guiding a trailer while backing, and in particular to graphical display means to provide information to an operator who is steering, and controlling the accelerator and breaks by suggesting the amount of steering to apply to the towing vehicle to cause the trailer to be directed to where the operator wants the trailer to go.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Robert Shepard
  • Patent number: 10217041
    Abstract: A radio-frequency identification device for identifying a tubular element is provided that includes a radio-frequency identification chip connected to at least one antenna having two conductive strands and a flexible envelope enveloping the radio-frequency identification chip and strands. The envelope is a silicone material and includes a central portion overmolding the radio-frequency identification chip, and two strips extend on either side of the central portion and each strip overmolds at least one strand. Each of the two strips has a free end with a pierced boss capable of cooperating with a hose clamp. The two strips are thermoformed in a twisted configuration around a common twisting axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Vincent Dupart, Aurélie Margalef, Sylvain Poitrat
  • Patent number: 10217340
    Abstract: A method for locating a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, comprising: monitoring by an RFID reader device at least two distance measurements of an RFID tag from the RFID reader device; monitoring a relative location of the RFID reader device for each of the distance measurements by analyzing orientation data and translational movement data of the RFID reader device; and calculating a location of the RFID tag relative to a current location of the RFID reader device based on the at least two distance measurements and the relative locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Tag & Find Wireless Solutions Ltd.
    Inventor: Yulia Lerner
  • Patent number: 10210762
    Abstract: The present teachings provide for a search and rescue system including a first control module for a first vehicle. The first control module is configured to identify when the first vehicle is in a distressed situation based on inputs received from a vehicle status sensor, and generate an emergency message including information regarding the distressed situation. A first transmitter for the first vehicle transmits the emergency message by way of a first antenna. A first receiver for the first vehicle receives a second basic safety message from a second vehicle. A battery powers the first transmitter and the first receiver. A battery management module is configured to measure a charge level of the battery and notify the first control module of the charge level of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Dotzler
  • Patent number: 10210735
    Abstract: The present invention provides a monitoring method for infectious diseases. The monitoring method includes: obtaining disease information from a plurality of medical facilities 131, 132, 133, and 134; determining the disease occurrence status for each medical facility based on the disease information and a first criterion related to the disease occurrence status at the medical facility; and generating first area alarm information related to the infectious disease status in a first zone based on the disease occurrence status in the medical facilities associated with the first zone divided by a first area division, and a second criterion related to the disease occurrence status in the first zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Noriyuki Narisada, Ryo Yokoyama, Miyuki Arai, Toshiyuki Sato, Shota Hashimoto, Yuuki Watanabe, Keizo Takamatsu