Patents Examined by Julie B. Lieu
  • Patent number: 10814815
    Abstract: A deep learning based computer vision system to detect and analyses automobile crash videos comprises a crash detection module and a crash analysis module. The crash detection module uses dashcam video and or telemetry to detect the same. The usage of computer vision algorithm alongside the IMU sensor data make the system robust. The system uses a deep learning model which looks for an anomalous pattern in the video and/or the IMU signal to detect a crash. The system comprises different machine learning and deep learning based computer vision algorithm to analyze the crash detected videos. The system automates the labor-intensive task of reviewing crash videos and generates a crash report comprising accident type, road surface, weather condition and accident scenario among other things. The accident detection and analysis modules can reside on the vehicle as well as on the cloud based on the compute capabilities of the edge device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Tangerine Innovation Holding Inc.
    Inventors: Sunija Rishi, Sumit Rishi, Ayush Kochhar, Nirmal Jith Oliyil Unnikrishnan, Prashant Badaga, Vinod Kumar
  • Patent number: 10818177
    Abstract: A control unit (3) determines whether a host vehicle has deviated from the lane of a scheduled travel route using information acquired by an information acquiring unit (2). A notification unit (4) notifies a driver of the host vehicle of the lane deviation of the host vehicle. A wireless communication unit (5) transmits lane deviation information indicating the lane deviation of the host vehicle to another vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sunao Sakaguchi, Yuji Inoue
  • Patent number: 10818158
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for monitoring and controlling a security system for a structure are provided herein. An exemplary method may include receiving sensor data from at least one first peripheral, the sensor data associated with at least one of activity inside and activity outside of a structure; determining a critical event based in part on the sensor data; creating an alert based in part on the critical event; getting user preferences associated with at least one of a user and a base unit; determining a response based in part on the alert and user preferences; and activating at least one of a second peripheral and a service based in part on the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: OOMA, INC.
    Inventors: Tobin E. Farrand, William M. Gillon, Kevin D. Snow, William T. Krein, David A. Bryan
  • Patent number: 10799153
    Abstract: A notification system is provided that provides notification of patient events such as movement and/or incontinence. The notification system provides for a plurality of different pressure sensor pads as well as an incontinence pad to be used in association with a single monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Parasol Medical LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Kilcran, Patrick E. Eddy, Jacob D. Stephens, Lucas W. Stephens, Daniel P. Kilcran
  • Patent number: 10796541
    Abstract: A virtual reality haptic feedback system to simulate a virtual reality experience for a user, the virtual reality haptic feedback system including a chamber to receive the user therein, a wearable haptic feedback device to be worn by the user to provide a haptic experience to at least a portion of a body of the user, and a movement system having a first portion connected to at least a portion of the chamber and removably connected to the wearable haptic feedback device at a second portion to move the wearable haptic feedback device in response to the simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Kipling Martin
  • Patent number: 10787151
    Abstract: A system for detecting unauthorized access to an area includes a sensor configured to be coupled to a body and to detect access to an area inside the body. The sensor is configured to transmit a signal in response to detecting access to the area. The system also includes an alert feature configured to receive the signal and to generate an alert in response to receiving the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Raymond Roeder, Wade T. Price, Bruce R. Olsen
  • Patent number: 10789842
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for detection and notification of icy conditions using integrated vehicle sensors. An example apparatus includes a sensor to detect an icy condition adjacent to a door of a vehicle, a processor to determine if a person is exiting the vehicle, and a human-machine interface to alert the person exiting the vehicle of the icy condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Karen Langona
  • Patent number: 10789493
    Abstract: A server includes a processor, programmed to responsive to receiving a first message indicative of detection of a flying object from a first vehicle, notify a second vehicle to detect the flying object, responsive to receiving a second message indicative of detection of the flying object from the second vehicle, calculate a location including a coordinate and an altitude of the flying object using the first message and the second message, and send a report including the location of the flying object to a predefined entity, wherein the first message includes a location of the first vehicle, a first time stamp, and a first angle of the object captured by a first camera against the horizon, and the second message includes a location of the second vehicle, a second time stamp, and a second angle of the object captured by a second camera against the horizon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Rocci, Derrick Portis, Mark Anthony Rockwell
  • Patent number: 10773727
    Abstract: A method for performing driver performance comparisons is enabled, e.g., via in-vehicle capture of performance data from multiple vehicles or drivers. The performance comparisons are enabled via a geohash-based path analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LINKEDRIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Tibor F. Ivanyi, Jeffrey C. Baer, Sergey L. Eidelman, Chad M. Kosterman
  • Patent number: 10766554
    Abstract: A bicycle light has in one embodiment a mounting base to connect to the bicycle, and an LED light unit for insertion into and removal from the base. The light unit includes a printed circuit board with LED driver and a rechargeable battery, all of which are encapsulated by a direct overmolding that forms a casing for the unit. For charging the light unit is pulled out from the base and plugged into a USB port via an extending USB blade. A motion detector on the PCB shuts off the LED if no motion is detected for several minutes, thus eliminating need for any exterior switch. Another embodiment is without the USB blade, with the battery charged by inductive charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Light & Motion Industries
    Inventors: Daniel T. Emerson, Jarod Armer, David William Tolan, Brooks Patrick Lame
  • Patent number: 10769931
    Abstract: Methods and systems for network jamming detection and remediation are provided. Exemplary methods include: detecting by a base unit network jamming, the base unit being disposed in a residence; and issuing an alert in response to the detected network jamming, the alert being last least one of: sounding an audible alarm, showing a visual alarm indication, communicating with law enforcement, and communicating with an alarm monitoring station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ooma, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Krein, David A. Bryan, Arvind Vasudev
  • Patent number: 10762771
    Abstract: Methods for creating high quality alarms raise EMS operator awareness to abnormal conditions in monitored assets across multiple sites in a single EMS software platform. An embodiment includes steps for accessing an alarm designer software tool that contains a library of alarm definitions and the ability to create new alarm definitions, clone and edit existing alarm definitions, lock alarm definitions and delete alarm definitions. Applicable data is defined using channel attributes identifying which channel or channels associated with the multiple monitored sites are to be evaluated for alarming conditions. The alarm frequency, trigger conditions, pending open duration, close conditions, and pending close duration are also defined. Alarms can trigger upon one or more channels' behavior over periods of time and conditional relationships between multiple channels. Close conditions for an alarm can be, but are not required to be, the resolution of the trigger conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Gridpoint, Inc.
    Inventor: Erin Lehner Mello
  • Patent number: 10755556
    Abstract: A device includes a housing, an emitter, a detector, and a processor. The housing has a body contact surface configured for affixation to a tissue site of a body. The emitter is coupled to the housing and has an emission surface and an electrical terminal. The emission surface is configured to emit light proximate the body contact surface in response to a signal applied to the electrical terminal. The detector is coupled to the housing. The detector has a sense surface and an output terminal. The detector is configured to provide an output signal on the output terminal in response to light detected at the sensor surface. The processor is coupled to the electrical terminal and coupled to the output terminal. The processor is configured to implement an algorithm to monitor for an interruption between the body contact surface and the body and configured to generate an interrupt signal corresponding to the monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Nonin Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Rausch, Hugh Ferguson, David Lee Lemke
  • Patent number: 10752260
    Abstract: A driving assistance device for a vehicle includes a storage unit configured to store a position of a first point on a road map where a traveling environment of a road changes, and a controller configured to output an alarm for alerting a driver of a vehicle after the vehicle has passed through the first point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Oe, Hirofumi Kamimaru
  • Patent number: 10755537
    Abstract: Various deterrent protocols may be defined and implemented for lights and/or speakers located at a property. For example, in response to a detected security event, e.g., detected motion on or near the property, a first action defined by a deterrent protocol may be instigated by a security system. The first action may be, for example, activating one or more light emitters in a steady state mode, e.g., a continuous on mode, or a non-steady state mode, e.g., a flashing pattern. If after a predetermined amount of time, the security event is still detected, based upon the deterrent protocol, a second action may be instigated. The second action may include changing the mode of the light emitted by the one or more light emitters. In embodiments, the first or second action may include activating a speaker to emit audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Koltyn Chiaro Palmer
  • Patent number: 10744939
    Abstract: To provide an alarm system for a vehicle that can reduce alarms that can irritate a driver. An alarm system 1 for a vehicle includes an alarm line setting part 51 that sets a right alarm line 61 and a left alarm line 62 in front of a vehicle 2, and an alarm unit control part 55 that activates a speaker 41 and a display 42 when the velocity of the vehicle 2 is equal to or less than a predetermined velocity and a collision determination part 53 determines that an object will cross the right alarm line 61 or the left alarm line 62 within a predetermined time. When the vehicle 2 is decelerating, the alarm unit control part 55 performs an alarm reduction control that suppresses operation of the speaker 41 compared with when the vehicle 2 is not decelerating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiki Yoshihara, Yoshitsugu Hanada, Kazuhito Hayashi, Koji Kagami, Hiromichi Nomura, Kazuya Maruoka, Yuki Okamoto, Yuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10745031
    Abstract: To provide an alarm system for a vehicle that can reduce alarms that can irritate a driver. An alarm system 1 for a vehicle includes a determination and alarm part 52 that determines whether or not an object will cross a right alarm line 61 or a left alarm line 62 within a predetermined time and activates an alarm unit when it is determined that the object will cross the alarm line within the predetermined time. When the relative velocity of the object with respect to the right alarm line 61 or the left alarm line 62 is decreasing, the determination and alarm part 52 performs an alarm reduction control to reduce operation of the alarm unit compared with when the relative velocity is not decreasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Yoshida, Koji Hirai
  • Patent number: 10729301
    Abstract: A floor cleaning machine having an intelligent system including a recovery tank sub-assembly, a vacuum fan sub-assembly, a solution tank sub-assembly, wherein the solution tank sub-assembly preferably includes a secondary electrochemical cell, a solution flow sub-assembly, a control console sub-assembly, a frame and wheel sub-assembly and/or a frame and transaxle sub-assembly, a scrub head sub-assembly, a scrub head lift sub-assembly, a squeegee sub-assembly, a solution flow sub-assembly, and an intelligent system associated with at least one of the above-identified sub-assemblies, wherein the intelligent system at least one of selectively gathers, obtains, monitors, stores, records, and analyzes data associated with components of the floor cleaning machine assembly, and at least one of controllably communicates and disseminates such data with at least one of another system and user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Intelligent Cleaning Equipment Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nai Pong Simon Chen
  • Patent number: 10726267
    Abstract: A system is provided which utilizes multiple combinations of object location technology to locate objects and direct users to them, and which provides reliable owner recognition and ownership verification with the use of displayed augmented reality with a predefined image of the object and/or the user. Further, the system utilizes augmented reality fingerprint markers. When the augmented reality fingerprint marker is positioned on an object and scanned with a smart device, information relating to the object is superimposed on the object displayed on the smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Carl Lamont
  • Patent number: 10720039
    Abstract: For at least one smart garment in a garment inventory of a user, data that identifies the smart garment can be received via a transmitter integrated into the smart garment. A scheduled activity of the user can be identified. An outfit comprising the at least one smart garment for the user to wear to the scheduled activity can be determined, wherein the at least one smart garment is selected from the garment inventory of the user. A recommendation to wear the determined outfit, including the at least one smart garment selected from the garment inventory of the user, for the scheduled activity can be communicated to a client device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Subil M. Abraham, Marco A. Benavides, Stephanie De La Fuente