Patents Examined by Julie Lieu
  • Patent number: 10330617
    Abstract: A wearable sensor badge utilizes a carbon nanotube (CNT) sensor array for selective sensing of chemicals from naturally diffused air or by sampling air using a pump/fan for higher sensitivity. An embedded microcontroller monitors the resistance of the sensing elements and by using an advanced detection algorithm the presence of TICs and/or CWAs are identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Design West Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hur, Ramesh Palanisamy, Jeffrey Kim, Gary Chen, Wei Li, Dennis Grudt
  • Patent number: 10223553
    Abstract: A device in a wireless device security system may include at least one processor configured to determine a location of the device with respect to a security area. The at least one processor may be further configured to provide an alert output when the determined location of the device is proximate to a boundary of the security area. The at least one processor may be further configured to prevent the device from responding to at least some user input when the determined location of the device is outside of the security area. The at least one processor may be further configured to provide a disturbance output when the determined location of the device is outside of the security area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Russell E. Snediker, Vinay Subramanian, David A. Den Boer
  • Patent number: 10214144
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention utilize mobile devices to provide information on a user's behaviors during transportation. For example, a mobile device carried by a user can be used to detect and analyze driving behavior. Important driving behaviors that can be identified by some embodiments are device usage behavior and device interaction behavior, which is indicative of distraction or inattentiveness to one or more driving tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TRUEMOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Rafi Finegold, Dan Shiebler
  • Patent number: 10210772
    Abstract: A method of evaluating the driving behavior in a vehicle. The method includes determining values of a plurality of parameters of the operation of a first vehicle in a first road segment, determining values of the plurality of parameters for one or more second vehicles in a second road segment having similar properties to those of the first road segment, comparing the determined values of the first vehicle and the one or more second vehicles and providing an evaluation of the driving behavior of the first vehicle, responsive to the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Insurance Services Office, Inc.
    Inventors: Asaf Tamir, Ido Topaz
  • Patent number: 10176689
    Abstract: An emergency lighting system for a building includes at least one LED-based light. An emergency detector is operable to detect an emergency. The emergency detector produces an emergency signal in response to the emergency. A controller is operable to control the at least one LED-based light in response to the emergency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: iLumisys, Inc.
    Inventors: John Ivey, David L. Simon
  • Patent number: 10173585
    Abstract: A method for inhibiting a vehicle side door from opening into an oncoming traffic lane includes sending a remote door open command to the vehicle and detecting if a location of the transmitting device is greater than a predetermined distance from the vehicle to verify safe conditions to execute the command. If the transmitting device is determined to be at a location greater than a predetermined distance from the vehicle to verify safe conditions then GPS and on-board compass information is used to identify which vehicle doors should be inhibited from fully opening in the traffic lane to prevent causing damage to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Besi Rrumbullaku, Phillip C. Storck, III, Jeffrey S. Hamminga
  • Patent number: 10169994
    Abstract: Embodiments for using vehicular collaboration for vehicular parking area availability detection by a processor. An indication, having a degree of certainty according to a plurality of factors for obtaining a vehicular parking area, may be provided upon receiving data capturing one or more vehicular parking areas from one or more devices of at least one of a plurality of collaborative vehicles in substantially close proximity to the one or more vehicular parking areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tara Astigarraga, Itzhack Goldberg, Richard Hutzler, Neil Sondhi, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 10163343
    Abstract: Provided is a traffic communication network that includes a signaling system including a plurality of light signaling devices, and a controller configured to wirelessly control the plurality of light signaling devices; and a remote control system in wireless communication with the controller and configured to control the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Truong-Khoa Nguyen, Jean-Francois Richard, Morne Neser, Justin Langlais, Shahzil Rana
  • Patent number: 10161821
    Abstract: A pressure change measuring unit causes a temperature control unit to operate and vary the temperature of a sensor chip in a predetermined temperature range, and measures changes in pressure value output from the sensor chip whose temperature is being varied. A temperature characteristic calculating unit calculates a temperature characteristic of the sensor chip from changes in the temperature of the sensor chip caused by the operation of the temperature control unit and changes in pressure value measured by the pressure change measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: AZBIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Ishihara, Masaru Soeda, Masashi Sekine, Hidenobu Tochigi
  • Patent number: 10144568
    Abstract: A disposable container for precious goods is manufactured by mutually joining a base with a preformed recess containing goods to be protected and a closing body. In the joint between the base and the body a transponder device is arranged. A process for checking the integrity and authenticity of a container includes steps of investing the container with a signal coming from an RF-ID reader; verifying the existence of a reply to said signal; transmitting said reply to an information system; comparing, within the information system, the reply with possible acceptable answers; issuing an acceptance or rejection signal, based on the result of the verifying and/or of the comparing, wherein the container consists of a disposable container for precious goods. The RFID reader verifies the integrity and authenticity of disposable containers containing jewels, processed or raw precious stones, coins, stamps, small bullions of precious metals, watches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Massimiliano Gentili, Ginaluca Simonetti, Leonardo Sciava
  • Patent number: 10145584
    Abstract: A method of determining presence of a flame in a furnace of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The method comprises determining, using a controller, whether a processor signal (G) is active, responsive to a determination that the processor signal (G) is active, determining, using the controller prior to assertion of a flame-test input control signal, an output state of a first comparator, responsive to a determination that the output state of the first comparator is high, determining, using the controller prior to assertion of the flame-test input control signal, an output state of a second comparator, and responsive to a determination that the output state of the second comparator is low, transmitting, using the controller, a notification that a flame is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Engler
  • Patent number: 10140895
    Abstract: A task-indicating shelf that includes a supporting surface for supporting one or more physical objects and one or more visual indicators associated with the shelf and indicative of a task to be performed with respect to the one or more physical objects is described. The task-indicating shelf includes a docking station electrically coupled to the one or more visual indicators and configured to receive a handheld device. Docking the handheld device within the docking station powers an electric circuit between the handheld device and the one or more visual indicators to selectively energize or de-energize the one or more visual indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholaus Adam Jones, Matthew Allen Jones, Aaron Vasgaard
  • Patent number: 10131392
    Abstract: A bicycle tail light or front light has 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. A tongue with USB blade at the back of the light unit functions to secure the light unit to the mounting base, and the attachment of the units switches power to the light unit. 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Light & Motion Industries
    Inventors: Daniel T. Emerson, Jarod Armer, Benjamin McGeever, David Heiss, Kevin Govan, Eric Simon, David William Tolan
  • Patent number: 10127793
    Abstract: At least one parameter indicating the smart garment presently is being worn by a user can be received from a transmitter integrated into a smart garment. Based on the at least one parameter indicating the smart garment presently is being worn by the user, the smart garment can be identified. Responsive to identifying the smart garment, a fashion recommendation for the user can be determined. The fashion recommendation can be communicated to a client device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Subil M. Abraham, Marco A. Benavides, Stephanie De La Fuente
  • Patent number: 10119304
    Abstract: A point of sale assembly having antitheft functionality. A sealed consumer product package has a face with at least one opening extending into the sealed consumer product package. A consumer product is positioned inside the sealed consumer product package. A lock having a sensor and a body that is positioned outside the sealed consumer product package. The lock has at least one locking arm extending into the opening of the sealed consumer product package and secured to the consumer product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventor: James Arthur Meech
  • Patent number: 10104223
    Abstract: A method, a system, and computer program product automatically apply at least one modification to a device that optimizes the operation of the device in a liquid environment. The method includes detecting immersion of a device in a liquid environment. In response to determining the device is immersed in the liquid environment, at least one modification is determined that can be applied to the device to enable specific device functionality while the device is immersed in the liquid environment. The at least one modification is then applied to the device. In response to detecting that the device is no longer immersed in the liquid environment, the at least one modification to the device is reverted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Dave J Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10096220
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrating a GUEST mode in a security control panel device are provided. Some methods can include enabling a GUEST mode of a security system in a monitored region, and when in the GUEST mode, providing one or more guest users with control of at least one automation device in the security system, or executing one or more fallback scenes that account for a presence of the one or more guest users in the monitored region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Arumugakumar Mookan
  • Patent number: 10097877
    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: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10086125
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to detecting fluid in medical tubing. In certain aspects, a method is performed by a data processing apparatus. The method includes controlling repetitive activation of the ultrasonic transmitter. The method also includes receiving a signal from the ultrasonic receiver during an activation of the ultrasonic transmitter. The method also includes determining that fluid is absent or present in a portion of the medical fluid tube based on a comparison between the signal and a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Nigel Wright, Samuel Ernest Magargi, III, Jeremy Thomas Harbaugh, Michael John Zang, Regis Joseph Winniewicz, Jr., Joseph Stephen Beri, Douglas Mark Zatezalo, Tom Monahan, Ronald Robert Fox
  • Patent number: 10086756
    Abstract: In location-based geo-feature implementations, messages for conveyance on an industrial vehicle are determined based on a current operating state of the industrial vehicle, information about a zone with expected operating conditions, and the industrial vehicle's location. When the industrial vehicle enters the zone, the current operating state of the industrial vehicle is compared to the expected operating state, which determines the message for display. Further, the current operating state may change the way the message is displayed. In vehicle-based implementations, vehicle data is collected and analyzed to generate messages upon the triggering of predetermined events. The detection of an event can be combined with vehicle position data to create an event record that captures location. Tools are also provided for setting up, managing and using the above capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Lewis H. Manci, Philip W. Swift, Lucas B. Waltz