Patents Examined by Julie Lieu
  • Patent number: 10089852
    Abstract: A smart phone including a computer readable storage medium to store a hearing aid locator application and a processor coupled to the computer readable storage medium to execute the hearing aid locator application to track a last known location of a hearing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: III HOLDINGS 4, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Charles Neumeyer, Gregory Charles Yancey
  • Patent number: 10083328
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method to track location, the apparatus including: a substantially planar disposable housing comprising an electronics compartment; a secondary technology sensor disposed along a periphery of the disposable housing; an electronics module disposed within the electronics compartment, the electronics module comprising: a processor coupled to a memory; an RF transceiver coupled to an RF antenna and to the processor; a secondary technology transceiver coupled to the processor; and a battery coupled to the apparatus, wherein the battery is not field-replaceable. The apparatus may further include a marking to indicate a predetermined period of time that the apparatus is operable. Embodiments further include an unattended smart container to autonomously collect a plurality of the apparatus and to report status to a central monitor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: CENTRAK, INC.
    Inventors: Israel Amir, Ari Naim
  • Patent number: 10076220
    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: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Cleaning Equipment Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nai Pong Simon Chen
  • Patent number: 10079009
    Abstract: A system and corresponding method for providing mechanical vibrations at a distance from a vibrating transducer, the system for coupling to a housing of the vibrating transducer and comprising: at least one remote vibrating unit that comprises vibration pads operatively coupled by a vibration conducting element to the vibration transducer with a selectively switchable connector in the path between the vibration pad and the transducer, to selectively disconnect the vibration conducting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Mor Efrati
  • Patent number: 10074250
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for monitoring connection between a male plug and a female receptacle. The male plug has a sheath enclosing a plurality of conductive pins. The sheath contains a tongue having a first retracted configuration when the male plug is outside the female receptacle and a second displaced configuration when the male plug is inserted in the female receptacle. In the second displaced configuration, the tongue engages at two conductive pins, thereby creating a closed electric circuit. An alarm module monitors the electric current flow within the electric circuit, and responsive to detecting an interruption in the electric current flow, the alarm module transmits an alarm signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Vanguard Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kelsch, Chung-Ping Lee, John N. Figh, Jr., Lucas P. Swartwood, Bruno M. L. Telles, Ryan G. Bernosky
  • Patent number: 10068476
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for detecting and mitigating vehicle location discrepancies. A set of dynamic boundaries are generated around a prescribed pickup location agreed upon with a next renter of a vehicle for a prescribed pickup time. A location of the vehicle is also determined. Based on the location of the vehicle, a determination is made of a boundary in the set of dynamic boundaries with which the vehicle is associated. One state from a set of states is identified based on the location of the vehicle and the identified boundary with which the vehicle is located. Based on the identified state, an associated action is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chanelle S. Augustine, Steven Y. Jin, Jin Li, Chuyue Zhang
  • Patent number: 10061945
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for locating mobile devices. The system includes a location-aware mobile device. The location-aware mobile device includes a location-aware mechanism embedded in a platform firmware layer of the location-aware mobile device. The system also includes a central database to receive location information from the location-aware mobile device over a network. If the location-aware mobile device has been stolen, lost, or misplaced, the central database reports the stolen, lost, or misplaced location-aware mobile device and its location to appropriate persons to enable the location-aware mobile device to be recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: David A. Sandage
  • Patent number: 10062265
    Abstract: A security system includes a plurality of sensors installed at a premises to capture data from an environment in or around the premises, a memory configured to store data captured spanning at least a first period of time, and a processor configured to arm the plurality of sensors in an order determined based on a history of detected activity in the premises as indicated by the stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sourav Raj Dey, Mark Rajan Malhotra, Ehsan Maani, Yash Modi
  • Patent number: 10053898
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing fixed adjacent to a door having a hinge, a rotating arm rotatable about the housing and biased toward the door, and a transmitter electronically coupled to the rotating arm, wherein the transmitter broadcasts a position of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Jasco Products Company LLC
    Inventors: Keith Lashley, Mitchell Davis, Craig Morris, Matt Henson, Mark Simpkins
  • Patent number: 10043357
    Abstract: A merchandise display security device for displaying and protecting a wearable device from theft is provided. In one example, the wearable device includes a body and a band secured thereto. The merchandise security device includes a sensor configured to be coupled to the wearable device between the body and the band. The sensor includes a sensing device configured to detect unauthorized removal of the body from the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Robert O. Hartweg, Larry T. McKinney
  • Patent number: 10043388
    Abstract: A method of managing a parking system comprising receiving a request for a parking location from a user of a mobile device, selecting an available spot, and guiding the user to the available spot. The method in on embodiment further comprises marking the parking location. In one embodiment, the user may also be given guidance back to the marked parking location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Richard Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving, David Vogel, Mark Andrew Christensen
  • Patent number: 10043354
    Abstract: Wearable devices are described herein including a housing and a mount configured to mount the housing to an external surface of a wearer. The wearable devices further include first and second electrical contacts protruding from the housing and configured such that the electrical contacts can be used to measure a Galvanic skin resistance of skin proximate to the electrical contacts when the wearable device is mounted to the external surface of the wearer. The electrical contacts are additionally configured to deliver an electro-haptic stimulus to skin proximate to the electrical contacts when the wearable device is mounted to the external surface of the wearer. Electro-haptic stimulus could be delivered to a wearer to indicate information to the wearer, including information about a health or activity state of the wearer, about communications received by the wearable device, and about alerts generated by the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Russell Norman Mirov, John Lapetina
  • Patent number: 10041877
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, a smoke detector determines the presence of smoke particles outside its housing based on measurements of light detected at different wavelengths and corrected based on an ambient light level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: VALOR FIRE SAFETY, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Erdtmann
  • Patent number: 10038932
    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: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10037661
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a variety of multimodal sensory stimulation systems and related methods for providing multimodal sensory experiences to users. In various embodiments, a multimodal sensory stimulation may be configured to provide a tactile sensation using an optical stimulation system. The output of the optical stimulation system may selectively directed onto a target area of skin of the user to induct a tactile representation of a simulated object. A multimodal sensory component may provide a component in communication with the controller and configured to selectively deliver a multimodal sensory representation of the simulated object. In various embodiments, the multimodal sensory component may be configured to display a visual representation of the simulated object or to generate an aural representation of the simulated object. The sensory modalities may be adapted in time and intensity to create a sensory experience associated with the simulated object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Pine Development Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Yu, Alexander A. Brownell
  • Patent number: 10037681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of detecting if a handheld device (10) has been exposed to acceleration above a predetermined threshold by receiving a signal from an accelerometer (13) comprised in the handheld device and comparing the signal from the accelerometer with the predetermined threshold, and if the handheld device have been exposed to acceleration above the predetermined threshold sending, an alarm signal, via a wireless communication unit (16) comprised in the handheld device, to an alarm server, indicating that the handheld device has been subjected for an accident, the process being implemented as a program recorded on a computer-readable recording medium, the program being executed on the handheld device having processing capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: iRezQ AB
    Inventors: Werner Hilliges, Tor Sjödin
  • Patent number: 10026313
    Abstract: A road sign includes a display and a controller having a memory for storing messages to be shown on the display and providing signals to the display to show at least one stored message on the display. A communication link receives information issued for a vehicle, generates a message from the received information, and provides the generated message to the controller with instructions to show the generated message on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: M. Imran Hayee, Umair Ibrahim, Eil Kwon
  • Patent number: 10019896
    Abstract: Data indicative of the durations of multiple instances of different phases of a traffic control signal in a given time period is determined. The data is used to obtain data indicative of a distribution of the durations of each phase. The distribution data is used to obtain data indicative of a probability of the traffic control signal having a given phase at one or more future time. The probability data may be used to provide an expected waiting time when arriving at the signal at a future time and/or a speed recommendation for a vehicle approaching the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V.
    Inventors: Paul Gerard Krijger, Stefan Nico Anton Bollars
  • Patent number: 10017156
    Abstract: A vehicle security system for monitoring a vehicle and notifying a user includes at least two image capture devices (ICD), sensors, a global positioning system tracking module (GPSTM), a control module (CM), and a monitoring device. The ICD are positioned at predetermined locations of the vehicle for capturing and transmitting images of a target object. The sensors generate sensor data variables based on a detection of the target object. The GPSTM generates and transmits signals based on a position of the vehicle to a monitoring device. The CM receives the captured images and sensor data variables. The CM analyzes the received images and sensor data variables based on predefined criteria to trigger auxiliary units. The CM transmits the images and sensor data variables based on the predefined criteria to the monitoring device. A graphical user interface displays the images for monitoring the vehicle and notifies the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Nzube Etonye
  • Patent number: 10016113
    Abstract: A riding floor cleaning machine having an intelligent system including a main frame sub-assembly, a steering and drive wheel sub-assembly, a solution tank sub-assembly, a recovery tank sub-assembly, a recovery tank cover sub-assembly, a control panel sub-assembly, a main controller sub-assembly, a seat and detergent system sub-assembly, a battery sub-assembly, a scrub head sub-assembly, a scrub head lift sub-assembly, a squeegee sub-assembly, a solution and detergent sub-assembly, and an intelligent system associated with at least one of the above-identified sub-assemblies, wherein the intelligent system selectively gathers, obtains, monitors, stores, records, and/or analyzes data associated with components of the riding floor cleaning machine, and controllably communicates and/or disseminates such data with another system and/or user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Cleaning Equipment Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nai Pong Simon Chen