Patents Examined by Joseph H. Feild
  • Patent number: 11514106
    Abstract: A network device is configured to (i) play back a media item indicated by a remote playback queue provided by a cloud-based computing system, (ii) receive an indication that a playback device is available for playback, (iii) display a now playing screen including (a) information identifying the media item, and (b) an icon that indicates that the network device is not in a connected state with any other network device, (iv) receive a first input selecting the icon, (v) in response to the first input, display a list of one or more available network devices including the playback device, (vi) receive a second input selecting the playback device from the list (vii) after receiving the second input, update the list to indicate that the playback device is selected for playback of the remote playback queue, and (viii) transfer playback of the remote playback queue from the network device to the playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Kumar, Andrew Schulert, Robert Andrew Lambourne, Arthur L. Coburn, IV
  • Patent number: 11511759
    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: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Yoshihiro Oe
  • Patent number: 11514105
    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: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Kumar, Andrew Schulert, Robert Andrew Lambourne, Arthur L. Coburn, IV
  • Patent number: 11514767
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a security system. The methods comprise: monitoring an area for a presence of an individual or vehicle using wireless signals of a first type that are received by a first radio of the security system; operating the first radio as a wireless sensor for generating sensor data; determining whether the individual or vehicle is exhibiting an unusual behavior using the sensor data and pre-programmed or machine learned patterns of unusual behavior; changing an operating frequency of the first radio when a determination is made that the individual or vehicle is exhibiting unusual behavior; and communicating a wireless signal of a second type from the first radio when the individual or vehicle is exhibiting unusual behavior, where the second type is different than the first type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Melwyn F. Sequeira, Hubert A. Patterson
  • Patent number: 11508225
    Abstract: Consistent with disclosed embodiments, systems, methods, and computer readable media for electronic security systems for preventing theft of returned goods may be provided. Embodiments may include an electronic article surveillance (EAS) gate in an establishment and at least one receiver configured to receive transmissions from wirelessly transmitting tags. Embodiments may also include at least one processor configured to receive, from a mobile communications device associated with a previous purchaser, a notification of intent to return a previously purchased product to the establishment; identify a unique tag ID of a specific wirelessly transmitting tag associated with the previously purchased product; update a data structure to indicate that the previously purchased product was returned to the establishment; and enable an ability to initiate an alarm when the at least one receiver receives a transmission from the specific tag associated with the previously purchased product in proximity to the EAS gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: NEXITE LTD.
    Inventors: Anat Shakedd, Guillermo Rotstein, Ran Polager, Lior Shakedd
  • Patent number: 11505246
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system comprising a vehicle, a trailer, and a display screen. The system includes a trailer angle between a centerline of the vehicle and a centerline of the trailer. At least one time step after the vehicle is driven backward such that the trailer angle increases beyond a threshold value, a steering warning icon is displayed on the display screen. When the trailer angle decreases below the threshold value, the steering warning icon is removed from the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Conrad, Ryo Omata, Ajay M. Hirve
  • Patent number: 11501633
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect of the present disclosure, a control system is provided for controlling electronic devices, the control system comprising: an ultra-wideband communication unit configured to receive ultra-wideband signals from the electronic devices, and a processing unit configured to select a specific electronic device among said electronic devices for further communication, wherein the processing unit is configured to select said specific electronic device using an angle of arrival of the ultra-wideband signals received from the electronic devices. In accordance with a second aspect of the present disclosure, a corresponding control method for controlling electronic devices is conceived. In accordance with a third aspect of the present disclosure, a computer program is provided, comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a control system for controlling electronic devices, cause said control system to carry out or control a method of the kind set forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Ghiath Al-kadi, Michael Schober, Derek Park
  • Patent number: 11500574
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a storage detection module group for assisting a storage device to realize smart storage. The storage device includes at least one storage unit, and the storage detection module group includes: at least one detection module mounted on at least one storage unit of the storage device and configured to detect the storage state of at least one storage unit; a communication module configured to send a request for updating storage information of an article to the server, in order to allow the server to obtain a updated storage information of an article according to the request for updating storage information of an article, when the detection module detects that the storage state of at least one storage unit is changed; a power module configured to supply an operating voltage for the detection module and the communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: YUNGU (GU'AN) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xianxu Xia, Gang Wang, Yin Wang, Lan Chen, Ronghui Qian
  • Patent number: 11500392
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a plurality of vehicles within a geographic area; transmitting a first signal to a device of a customer, the first signal being configured to control each of the plurality of vehicles; receiving a selection of a vehicle from among the plurality of vehicles; and transmitting a second signal to the device in response to receiving the selection, the second signal modifying the first signal to be disabled from controlling the plurality of vehicles except the selected vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Masashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11501634
    Abstract: The present invention is an information management apparatus, capable of communicating with a plurality of vehicles, the apparatus comprising a receiving unit for receiving information indicating an occurrence of a failure in one vehicle of the plurality of vehicles, from the one vehicle, and a transmission unit for transmitting information based on the failure to the other vehicles of the plurality of vehicles, thereby, a recurrence of a similar failure in a predetermined region can be appropriately prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuya Takegoshi, Satoshi Nishimiya, Hiroki Muta, Teruki Hatano, Yoshimi Watanabe, Hibiki Koga
  • Patent number: 11490812
    Abstract: Systems and methods may include a first monitoring device positioned at a first location to monitor a monitored environment; and a second monitoring device positioned at a second location to monitor the monitored environment, wherein the first and second monitoring devices calibrate each other based on respective fiducial markers; wherein the first and second monitoring devices each comprise a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory storing a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform the operations of: detecting presence of the individual in the monitored environment; determining whether the condition of interest of the individual exceeds a determined threshold; based on the condition of interest of the individual exceeding the determined threshold, transmitting the condition of interest to a remote server to determine at least one of a social distancing breach and an identification of another person whom the individual contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Inseego Corp.
    Inventor: Amit Marathe
  • Patent number: 11495065
    Abstract: An indicator assembly includes, among other things, a vehicle model that is configured to communicate with a vehicle. The indicator assembly further includes an indicator portion of the vehicle model. The indicator portion is configured to indicate a status of the vehicle based on a communication sent to the vehicle model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan O'Gorman, Hannah Bailey, Aparna Velampudi, Ankur Sharma
  • Patent number: 11480949
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a non-transitory computer readable medium may include computer-executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, may cause processor to receive a set of user data associated with a user that is attempting to access an electronic lock, receive a request to actuate a locking mechanism of the electronic lock configured to prevent the user from accessing a machine in an industrial automation system, actuate the locking mechanism in response to the request and the set of user data corresponding to an expected set of data, store a log of the request and the set of user data, and send the log to a cloud-based computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Main-Reade, Derek Jones, David A. Vasko
  • Patent number: 11481435
    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: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Kumar, Andrew Schulert, Robert Andrew Lambourne, Arthur L. Coburn, IV
  • Patent number: 11481436
    Abstract: A network device is configured to (i) play back a media item indicated by a remote playback queue provided by a cloud-based computing system, (ii) receive an indication that a playback device is available for playback, (iii) display a now playing screen including (a) information identifying the media item, and (b) an icon that indicates that the network device is not in a connected state with any other network device, (iv) receive a first input selecting the icon, (v) in response to the first input, display a list of one or more available network devices including the playback device, (vi) receive a second input selecting the playback device from the list (vii) after receiving the second input, update the list to indicate that the playback device is selected for playback of the remote playback queue, and (viii) transfer playback of the remote playback queue from the network device to the playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Kumar, Andrew Schulert, Robert Andrew Lambourne, Arthur L. Coburn, IV
  • Patent number: 11481665
    Abstract: A system and method for accounting for the impact of concept drift in selecting machine learning training methods to address the identified impact. Pattern recognition is performed on performance metrics of a deployed production model in an Internet-of-Things (IoT) environment to determine the impact that concept drift (data drift) has had on prediction performance. This concurrent analysis is utilized to select one or more approaches for training machine learning models, thereby accounting for the temporal dynamics of concept drift (and its subsequent impact on prediction performance) in a faster and more efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Satish Kumar Mopur, Gregory S. Battas, Gunalan Perumal Vijayan, Krishnaprasad Lingadahalli Shastry, Saikat Mukherjee, Ashutosh Agrawal, Sridhar Balachandriah
  • Patent number: 11482104
    Abstract: Traffic signal timing plans are derived from vehicle trajectory or probe data. The probe data is collected and archived in a datastore over a sample time on the order of weeks or longer. Probe data is corrected for clock drift, geo-fence filtered to a selected intersection, and then stop line crossings in the intersection are identified and analyzed along with related data to determine the timing plans and schedule for the intersection. In this way, access to government agency timing plans is obviated so as to save time and expense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Michael Neill, Brandon Keith Sams, Jonah Aaron Pincetich, Darryl Joseph Michaud, Thomas Bauer, Jingtao Ma
  • Patent number: 11477546
    Abstract: Devices, systems and method for remotely monitoring temperature and humidity are disclosed. Sensor units are capable of reading temperature experienced by liquid pharmaceuticals. Each of a plurality of sensor units may be placed in a variety of locations and communicate temperature data to one or more controllers. Controllers also monitor ambient temperature and humidity. Collected data is transmitted over a network, and monitored according to user-configurable policies and workflows. Alerts and notifications may be generated according to workflows and user devices receive notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Gary L. Sharpe
  • Patent number: 11464380
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence cleaner may determine a length of a head from user cleaning information including a height of a user, a pressure sensing value applied to the head and a head angle between the head and the ground using a head length calculation model and control a head motor to have the determined length of the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Taehyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11447166
    Abstract: A railway track condition monitoring system including a plurality of sensors installed on a rail of the track and spaced by a predetermined distance from each other. The sensors having respective signal acquisition and recording means for the acquisition and recording of an acoustic signal being generated by an approaching train and propagated by the rail or by a ground carrying the rail. A signal transfer means for the transfer of an acquired and recorded signal to the passing train by wireless transfer at the time of passing of the train in proximity to sensors, and a signal analyzing means for analysing transferred ones of the acquired and recorded signal on-board the passing train. The signal analyzing means may be adapted to compare in a processing unit the signals from adjacent sensors and on that basis indicate a rail discontinuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: WAVETRAIN SYSTEMS AS
    Inventor: Dominik Lang