Patents Examined by Joseph H. Feild
  • Patent number: 10843698
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire traveling information indicating traveling conditions of a first vehicle traveling on a road, a determination unit configured to determine one or more driving operations of a driver driving the first vehicle by using the traveling information acquired when a second vehicle approaches the first vehicle, an evaluation unit configured to perform evaluation of safety related to the driver's driving by using determination results of the determination unit, and an updating unit configured to acquire first evaluation results of the evaluation unit during a first predetermined period to compare the first evaluation results with second evaluation results of the evaluation unit during a second predetermined period before the first predetermined period, and to update the second evaluation results based on comparison results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Yoshihiro Oe
  • Patent number: 10836348
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. In one example, a method for mobile vehicle integration with a home automation system is described, the method including detecting, at the home automation system, an event associated with a mobile vehicle integrated with the home automation system. The method also includes performing, by the home automation system, an action related to the detected event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Richard Papworth, Michael Joseph Thompson, Janelle Kim Seegmiller
  • Patent number: 10832563
    Abstract: A system for preventing a false alarm that occurs at a building, the system includes a processing circuit configured to receive, via a communications interface, building data including events for the building devices. The processing circuit is configured to determine, based on the events, whether a false alarm rule has triggered, where the false alarm rule indicates relationships between one or more of the events that is indicative of a situation at the building site that causes the false alarm, generate a parameter update for at least one of the plurality of building devices in response to determining that the false alarm rule has triggered, and implement the parameter update by providing, via the communications interface, the parameter update to the at least one of the building devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Gopi Subramanian, Christine Trainor, Jason Kapuschat
  • Patent number: 10825325
    Abstract: A method for maintaining possession of a firearm includes the steps of transmitting a signal between a first transceiver coupled to a firearm and a second transceiver of a secondary carry implement. The secondary carry implement has an alert component. The alert component is activated when a predetermined proximity between the firearm and the secondary carry component is exceeded. The predetermined proximity is inferred from signal strength from the first transceiver that is detected by the second transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ArmzReach, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Paul Madden, Russell Carl Jahnke, Dejan Teofilovic, Uros Tomanovic
  • Patent number: 10825334
    Abstract: A smoke detector operational integrity verification system includes a plurality of electronic components. Also included is a controller in operative communication with the plurality of electronic components. Further included is an evaluation module of the controller receiving an output signal of the plurality of electronic components as an output voltage over a period of time, the output voltage measured at a plurality of times compared to predefined acceptable ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: AUTRONICA FIRE & SECURITY AS
    Inventors: Ole Martin Pedersen, Fredleif Buaas-Hansen, Per Johan Vannebo
  • Patent number: 10810859
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a controller. When an operation to set a door in a state in which the door will be opened is performed on one side of the door and if someone is on the other side of the door, the controller causes an informing unit to provide information that the door will be opened and someone is on the other side of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 10810880
    Abstract: A first device may receive, from a second device associated with an emergency motor vehicle (EMV), EMV-tracking information and a communication that the EMV is in emergency response mode and may determine, based on the EMV-tracking information, that the EMV is approaching an intersection. The first device may receive, from a third device associated with a user vehicle, user-tracking information. The first device may determine, based on the user-tracking information, that the user vehicle is approaching the intersection. The first device may determine, based on the EMV-tracking information and the user-tracking information, whether the EMV is predicted to collide with the user vehicle. The first device may provide, to the second device and based on the determination of whether the EMV is predicted to collide with the user vehicle, a first notification including information regarding safety of the EMV proceeding through the intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David Harlan Schweitzer, John Gregory Bosque, Dante J. Pacella, Lee E. Sattler
  • Patent number: 10810872
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method, apparatus, and system for automatically detecting and notifying a user of a traffic rule violation using sensors and a perception module of an autonomous driving vehicle is disclosed. The operations performed comprise: capturing surrounding road traffic information at an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) based on sensor data obtained from a plurality of sensors of the ADV; automatically detecting at the ADV a traffic rule violation of a first vehicle within a perception range of the ADV based on the surrounding road traffic information and a set of pre-configured traffic rules maintained by the ADV, including analyzing the surrounding road traffic information in view of the pre-configured traffic rules; and generating an alert in response to the detected traffic rule violation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Jiaming Tao, Liangliang Zhang, Yifei Jiang, Dong Li, Fan Zhu, Jiangtao Hu
  • Patent number: 10801235
    Abstract: An electronic door lock is operable to control access to an access controlled area adjacent the inner side of a door. The door lock includes an outer base, an inner base, a locking mechanism movable between a locked and unlocked position in response to a control signal, and a control circuit disposed within the inner base and operable to generate the control signal in response to the presentation of an input credential. A plurality of different types of credential readers arc each selectively attachable and removable from an attachment interface when the outer base is attached to the door to electrically connect the selected one of the plurality of different types of credential readers to the control circuit. The selected credential reader receives data from a user or credential and generates the input credential. A communication module is operable to communicate with a device separate from the electronic door lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: James W. Brown, James W. Overbey, Alfred S. Levesque
  • Patent number: 10803689
    Abstract: The system for the simplified and safe management of the entrances and emergencies includes: a recording device arranged in the proximity of an entry/exit of a corporate site and having recording means of entry/exit data of staff, collaborators or visitors and a first storage unit of the entry/exit data; at least a verification device arranged in the proximity of at least an emergency gathering point of the corporate site and having a second storage unit of the entry/exit data and verification means of the entry/exit data, i verification means being able to verify the presence of persons inside the corporate site in the event of the occurrence of an emergency event; synchronization means of the entry/exit data present inside the second storage unit with the entry/exit data present inside the first storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: K5 Immobiliare S.p.a.
    Inventor: Francesco Forgione
  • Patent number: 10803467
    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: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    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: 10796558
    Abstract: Various smart doorbell arrangements are presented. Based on a measured temperature of the smart doorbell, operation of the smart doorbell device may be altered such that more heat or less heat is generated without affecting user-facing features. Based on another measured temperature, operation of the smart doorbell may be altered such that a chime that is electrically coupled to the smart doorbell device is not sounded in response to a doorbell actuation, but that a notification of the doorbell actuation is wirelessly transmitted by the smart doorbell device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Brian Conner, Kelly Veit
  • Patent number: 10796582
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to emergency evacuation. An emergency can be detected at an emergency location. A type of the emergency can be determined. Prospective safe locations proximate to the emergency location can be identified. A safety rating of each prospective safe location can be determined based on the type of emergency. A number of at-risk individuals at the emergency location can be determined. A subset of drop-off locations of the prospective safe locations that have a safety rating that satisfies a safety threshold can be selected, the subset of drop-off locations satisfying a size limit required for the number of at-risk individuals. A set of autonomous vehicles required for the number of at-risk individuals can then be determined. The set of autonomous vehicles can be deployed to the emergency location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cesar Augusto Rodriguez Bravo, Shikhar Kwatra, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Aaron K. Baughman
  • Patent number: 10796550
    Abstract: Monitoring system of the physical condition of at least one user comprising at least one data detection device suitable to detect, by means of sensors, one or more indication data of the physical condition of the user and capable of sending said indication data to a data processing device; said data processing device being able to acquire and process the indication data received from said data detection device and able to compare such data with a range of predefined values and emitting an alarm signal when the received indication data do not fall within a range of predefined values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Massimiliano Garruzzo, Marco Mattesi, Ilario Sacchi
  • Patent number: 10788855
    Abstract: A method for managing a body device includes obtaining, by a mobile personal station, an identifier of a body device; obtaining, by the mobile personal station according to the identifier of the body device, a communication mode supported by the body device; obtaining, by the mobile personal station, a body parameter and a location parameter that are of a user that carries the body device; and setting, by the mobile personal station, the body device according to the body parameter, the location parameter, and the communication mode supported by the body device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yingtao Li, Xijun Xue, Yun Lei, Tao Huang
  • Patent number: 10782407
    Abstract: An object detection device includes: a transducer having a vibrator transmitting and receiving an ultrasonic wave and configured to transmit a transmission signal encoded to be imparted with identification information and receive the transmission signal reflected by an object as a reception signal; a correlation processing unit acquiring a first correlation value corresponding to a degree of similarity between the identification information of the transmission and reception signals and to determine whether the reception signal to which the identification information having a predetermined level or higher degree of similarity with the identification information of the transmission signal is imparted has been received; and a detection unit detecting information about the object when determined that the reception signal to which the identification information having the predetermined level or higher degree of similarity is imparted has been received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ippei Sugae, Hisashi Inaba
  • Patent number: 10783386
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using image analysis techniques to assess abnormal vehicle operating conditions are disclosed. According to aspects, a computing device may access and analyze image data depicting an individual(s) within a vehicle. Based on the depicted individuals(s) and optionally on other data, the computing device may determine that an abnormal condition exists. In response, the computing device may generate a notification and transmit the notification to an electronic device of an individual associated with the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Yuntao Li, Dingchao Zhang, Jeffrey S. Myers
  • Patent number: 10785616
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to monitoring RFID tags in a retail facility. In some embodiments, a system comprises an RFID tag, a first RFID reader monitoring a first zone and configured to determine, based on a signal received from the RFID tag, that the RFID tag is moving toward the second zone, transmit, to a second RFID reader monitoring the second zone, a notification indicating that the RFID tag is moving toward the second zone, and in response to receipt of a confirmation message from the second RFID reader, instruct the RFID tag to remain in its current state, and cease communication with the RFID tag, the second RFID reader configured to receive, from the first RFID reader, the notification, transmit, to the first RFID reader, the confirmation message, and transmit, to the RFID tag, a signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Lewis, Jeremy R. Tingler, Alvin S. Taulbee
  • Patent number: 10777057
    Abstract: A premises security system for providing audio simulating occupancy of a premises. The system includes a video doorbell having a presence sensor and a security hub component communicatively coupled with the video doorbell. The security hub component includes a microphone for capturing sound within the premises, at least one speaker positioned within the premises, an audio driver for driving the speaker, a storage device, and a processor coupled to the microphone, the storage device, and the audio driver. The processor executes machine-readable instructions that control the processor to: capture, using the microphone, audio content of sounds within the premises; store the audio content in the storage device; and control the audio driver to play the audio content through the speaker in response to receiving an indication of the presence of a visitor from the video doorbell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Siminoff
  • Patent number: 10778774
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for urban infrastructure management using IoT. The method includes receiving sensing data from a plurality of IoT devices installed in the urban infrastructures; determining health states of the urban infrastructures or predicting occurrence of a disaster based on the received sensing data; and transmitting a warning message according to the predicted disaster occurrence to outside. Thus, the urban infrastructures can be managed efficiently, and the disaster occurrence can be predicted accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Young Il Kim, Hyun Kim, Young Sung Son