Patents Examined by Julie B. Lieu
  • Patent number: 11308781
    Abstract: A data interruption device (1) is described, between a plurality of control units (2) communicating through at least one communication protocol (6), designed to produce an electromagnetic interference inhibiting a data communication between the plurality of control units (2); moreover, the device (1) is equipped with at least one transformer (3) designed to transfer at least one signal on at least one transmission means (5) of the communication protocol (6), inducing such electromagnetic interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: Alessandro Simplicio FEDULLO, Galdieriauto S.R.L.
    Inventor: Alessandro Simplicio Fedullo
  • Patent number: 11295602
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a system and method for providing enhanced security of physical assets within a physical infrastructure. The method includes receiving an overall layout of the physical infrastructure and multi-modal input with respect to the physical asset from a plurality of sensors installed within the physical infrastructure. The multi-modal input includes acoustic signal generated by or reflected off the physical asset and captured by a set of acoustic sensors. The method further includes generating a digital asset corresponding to the physical asset by determining an identification, a location, a shape, a size, and a behavior of the physical asset based on the multi-modal input and the overall layout, detecting one or more events of interest involving the digital asset based on the behavior of the physical asset, and simulating the one or more events of interest to evaluate a possible fault or a possible security threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventor: Venkata Subramanian Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 11293146
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides new transportation design methods and a system that can improve road capacity, throughput, and travel safety as well as facilitate the current and future development of autonomous driving. The new methods and system basically eliminate all potential stopping, slowing down, and traditional crossing intersections in traffic. By mosaicking variously sized and shaped one-way loops in two-dimension and a myriad of ways and levels, the new design and system generally reduce possibilities of road accidents and utilization, reduce city pollution and improve energy efficiency, as well as encourage ride sharing and public transportation. The new design can always be compatible with existing streets and support progressive construction in phases at a controllable cost so it is practical in implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Xiayong Hu
  • Patent number: 11282356
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to an electronic device and a method for outputting an alert, and a system comprising a locking device coupled to the electronic device. To this end, the electronic device, according to various embodiments, comprises: a connection terminal; and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to: detect a connection with a locking device via the connection terminal; receive an identifier of the locking device from the locking device; identify the received identifier to set the electronic device in an alert mode; detect a disconnection between the electronic device and the locking device; and output an alert in response to the detected disconnection. Other embodiments may be possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Choongsun Shim, Cheolyoon Chung, Hyunseok Park, Kyungwoo Lim, Sangmoo Hwangbo, Hyunseok Seo, Kyungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 11263833
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system for detecting, identifying and addressing a maintenance event for light electric vehicles. The maintenance event may be detected based on rider profile information, riding parameter information and light electric vehicle information. If a maintenance event is detected, a light electric vehicle management system may determine an action that addresses the maintenance event and provide instructions regarding the action to the light electric vehicle and/or one or more individuals that are trained or otherwise certified to address the maintenance event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Andrew Sussna
  • Patent number: 11263898
    Abstract: A method of assessing whether a vehicle is straddled between lanes (12,14) on a multi-lane carriageway, the method comprising the steps of: a) measuring inductance change values from two adjacent inductive loops (22a, 20b) situated at a loop site, as the vehicle traverses the loop site; b) summing separate logarithms of the inductance change values, or taking a logarithm of the product of the inductance change values, to obtain a value; and c) comparing the value from step (b) against a predetermined threshold value to make a determination as to whether: i) a single vehicle is straddling multiple lanes (12,14), where the value from step (b) is on one side of the predetermined threshold value, or ii) two vehicles are present in adjacent lanes (12,14), where the value from step (b) is on the other side of the predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: RED FOX I.D. LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard Andrew Lees
  • Patent number: 11250687
    Abstract: Methods and systems for remediation of jammed networks are provided. Exemplary methods include determining by a base unit of a jammed network and if outside connectivity available. The connectivity can include wired and wireless broadband networks. If connectivity is available, at least one external service is notified. Further, a user device can be notified. A local alert can be generated in the form of a phone call or test message. Also, a local action can be taken. Information associated with the jammed network is stored for later delivery if connectivity is not available where the base unit is located in a residence. Further, an alert can be issued in response to the detected network jamming, the alert being at 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: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Ooma, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Krein, David A. Bryan, Arvind Vasudev
  • Patent number: 11252463
    Abstract: An entertainment device initiates a configuration process of a controlling device in response to a change in an audio visual entertainment system configuration in which at least one of a plurality devices is connected to the entertainment device as an audio and/or visual source and at least one of the plurality of devices is connected to the entertainment device as an audio and/or visual output destination for the entertainment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 11232694
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting, recording and communicating events involved in the care and treatment of cognitively impaired persons through detection, video recording, storage and communication. The system includes video cameras that typically begin recording upon detecting motion, a local computing unit at the care location that detects alerts, and a cloud or other remote computing and transmission unit. The local computing unit aggregates, stores, processes, and transmits data including performing event detection through an artificial intelligence technique and generating appropriate alerts. The cloud computing aggregates data from many managed care communities, trains new convolutional neural networks from this data, distributes these networks to the local computing units to perform event detection, and provides a platform for various stakeholders to view the collected video data and generated alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Safely You Inc.
    Inventors: George Netscher, Julien Jacquemot, Pulkit Agrawal, Alexandre Bayen
  • Patent number: 11231501
    Abstract: An ADV includes a vehicle frame housing the ADV, a first LIDAR, a second LIDAR, a third LIDAR devices, and an autonomous driving system responsible for autonomously driving the ADV. The first LIDAR device is mounted on a frontend of the vehicle frame. The second LIDAR device is mounted on a first side (e.g., left side) of the vehicle frame and the third LIDAR device is mounted on a second side (e.g., right side) of the vehicle frame. The autonomous driving system includes a perception module and a planning module. The perception module is configured to perceive a driving environment surrounding the ADV at least based on LIDAR data obtained from the first, second, and third LIDAR devices. The planning module is configured to plan a path to drive the ADV based on perception data from the perception module representing the driving environment. The ADV may be an autonomous driving bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventor: Fan Zhu
  • Patent number: 11232307
    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: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Carl Lamont
  • Patent number: 11227073
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses relating to an anti-theft device. An anti-theft device can be affixed to a tablet or laptop. The anti-theft device can determine if a distance relative to a reference point exceeds a threshold. An alarm state can be entered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Niloy Roy
  • Patent number: 11221625
    Abstract: A system included and a computer-implemented method performed in an autonomous-driving vehicle are described. The system performs: detecting one or more movable traffic objects; determining one or more target movable traffic objects from the one or more detected movable traffic objects; determining a type of the one or more target movable traffic objects and an traffic object that has a right of way (ROW) in a situation involving the autonomous-driving vehicle. The system further performs: determining a manner of generating a vehicle behavior notification to the target movable traffic object based on the type of the one or more target movable traffic objects and the ROW; and causing a vehicle behavior notification of the determined manner to be generated to the one or more target movable traffic objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Zixuan Zhou, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng
  • Patent number: 11217081
    Abstract: An RF shut off system includes a sensor for indicating a mast or antenna position such that an antenna supported by the mast is operable or not according to an indication of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: George Kerstetter, Charles Darwin Davidson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11205335
    Abstract: A lanyard device (10) having a flexible neck cord (12) and at least one strain sensor (30) arranged for sensing strain in the flexible neck cord; and a personal lanyard monitoring system including the lanyard device (10). A position recognition unit (52) is configured for comparing strain data obtained from the at least one strain sensor (30) to predetermined strain data, and recognizing a position of the flexible neck cord (12) in dependence on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Lifeline Systems Company
    Inventor: Chaitanya Dongre
  • Patent number: 11205345
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, and apparatuses for intelligent traffic signaling are disclosed. Standalone traffic signals are equipped with a plurality of sensors including RF, radar, Wi-Fi, and cellular sensors, etc., for detecting approaching automobiles in an opposing traffic lane. The traffic signal is controlled by a processor at an attached or nearby controller box, and the processor is operable to receive speed, location, and heading data directly from nearby automobiles. The processor determines, based on detected or received data corresponding to approaching automobiles, a level of safeness associated with crossing the opposing traffic lane. The level of safeness is calculated by determining an expected time to arrival of an approaching automobile at the traffic intersection, and comparing the expected time to a width of the opposing traffic lane. A light pattern at the traffic light indicates the calculated level of safeness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Information, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Mulligan
  • Patent number: 11203325
    Abstract: An identification system configured so as to identify a driver of a vehicle after the vehicle has been started, the identification system includes a state detection module configured so as to generate a first dataset containing information relating to at least one movement of a device of the vehicle; an identification module carried or worn by a carrier or wearer and configured so as to generate a second dataset including movement data of the carrier or wearer; and a computing module configured so as to correlate the first dataset with the second dataset so as to determine whether the carrier or wearer and the driver are the same person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventor: Arnaud Dieudonne
  • Patent number: 11198388
    Abstract: A vehicle alarm system includes a vehicle having a frame; a driver seat secured to the frame; a back seat secured to the frame; and a computer configured to determine if the vehicle is in motion. The system further includes a pressure sensor secured to a driver seat and in data communication with the computer, the pressure sensor is configured to sense the pressure of a driver sitting on the driver seat; a thermometer sensor in data communication with the computer, the thermometer is configured to measure the outside and inside air temperature within the vehicle; a motion detector in data communication with the computer, the motion detector is configured to detect motion of an infant within a car seat secured to the back seat of the vehicle; a camera in data communication with the computer, the camera is configured to capture images of the infant; a transmitter in data communication with the computer; and a mobile device in wireless communication with the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: Sidney L. Crose
  • Patent number: 11189155
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking an article is described. The article may be baggage passing through an airport terminal or another venue. The system comprises a beacon associated with a baggage article, a plurality of relaying bridges, and a tracking service. Short-range radio signals including a beacon identifier and a beacon transmission power are emitted by the beacon associated with a baggage article and detected by a plurality of relaying bridges. The relaying bridges calculate a received signal strength indicator (RSSI), convert the short-range radio signal to a relay signal and transmit the relay signal including a unique relaying bridge identifier and RSSI information via a network. The tracking service receives data from the relay signal, attaches a time stamp to the received data, stores the time-stamped data, and determines from the stored data the time when the article arrives at a point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SITA Information Networking Computing USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Eric Malinofsky
  • Patent number: 11158189
    Abstract: According to the disclosed approaches, a first processor receives location messages from second processors. Each location message specifies published geographical coordinates that indicate a geographical location, and the published geographical coordinates are a version of actual geographical coordinates truncated from a first level of precision to a second level of precision. The first processor accesses subscriptions to location topics in response to the location messages. Each location topic specifies in the second level of precision, subscribed-to geographical coordinates of a location. The first processor determines whether or not the published geographical coordinates match any of the subscribed-to geographical coordinates. Non-matching location messages are discarded, and matching location messages are transmitted to one or more third processors identified by the subscriptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Global Traffic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Edwardson, Samantha Edwardson