Patents Examined by Leon-Viet Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10335086
    Abstract: An embodiment of a device includes at least one sensor, a determiner, and a notifier. The at least one sensor is configured to be located on a body portion of a subject and to sense an object. The determiner is configured to determine, in response to the sensor, whether the body portion may contact the object. The notifier is configured to notify the subject in response to the determiner determining that the body portion may contact the object. Such a device (e.g., attached to, or part of, a shoe) may be useful to warn a subject of a potential collision between an object (e.g., stairs, furniture, door jamb, curb, toy) and a body part (e.g., foot, toes) in which the subject has lost feeling, the ability to feel pain, or proprioception. And such a warning may help the subject to avoid inadvertently and repeatedly injuring the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Mark A. Malamud, Tony S. Pan, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10221683
    Abstract: An in-well type acoustic telemetry system includes an elongate tubular housing, an elongate transmitter in the tubular housing, a receiver in the tubular housing, and a spring between the transmitter and the housing biasing the transmitter into acoustic coupling to the housing. The transmitter is adapted to generate an output acoustic signal by linearly fluctuating in response to an electrical signal. The receiver is adapted to generate another electrical signal by linearly fluctuating in response to an input acoustic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Kyle, Michael Linley Fripp, Gregory Thomas Werkheiser
  • Patent number: 10200219
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for adaptive control of pre-distortion during signal transmissions. While applying pre-distortion during processing of an input signal for transmission, feedback data may be generated based on a plurality of feedback signals, and adjustments to the pre-distortion may be applied to the pre-distortion based on the feedback data. Each of feedback signals corresponds to a particular processing stage performed during the processing of the input signal. Generating the feedback data comprises applying adjustments to the plurality of feedback signals based on a type and/or a source of at least one feedback signal, with the adjustments comprising one or more of: applying a gain to one of the plurality of feedback signals; applying a delay to one of the plurality of feedback signals; and modifying a first one of the plurality of feedback signals based on a second one of the plurality of feedback signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MAXLINEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Sridhar Ramesh, Timothy Gallagher, Ali Shahed hagh ghadam
  • Patent number: 10181885
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting, by a base station, a downlink signal using a plurality of transmission antennas comprises the steps of: applying a precoding matrix indicated by the PMI, received from a terminal, in a codebook to a plurality of layers, and transmitting the precoded signal to the terminal through a plurality of transmission antennas. Among precoding matrices included in the codebook, a precoding matrix for even number transmission layers can be a 2×2 matrix containing four matrices (W1s), the matrix (W1) having rows of a number of transmission antennas and columns of half the number of transmission layers, the first and second columns of the first row in the 2×2 matrix being multiplied by 1, the first column of the second row being multiplied by coefficient “a” of a phase, and the first column of the second row being multiplied by “?a”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: Hyun Soo Ko, Jae Hoon Chung, Seung Hee Han, Moon Il Lee
  • Patent number: 10181251
    Abstract: A wearable device, a monitoring method and an intelligent monitoring system are disclosed. The wearable device includes an obtaining module, a timing module, a processing and a reminding module. The obtaining module is configured to obtain a current motion state of a user. The timing module is configured to generate a triggering signal when the time for which the user is in the current motion state reaches the predetermined time, so as to trigger the processing module to obtain a reminding signal corresponding to the current motion state of the user. The reminding module is configured to issue a reminder to remind the user to change the motion state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Jian Gao
  • Patent number: 10171939
    Abstract: A network device capable of performing rule-based actions dependent on geolocation-based conditions or realtime conditions from an external source. The network device can obtain its geolocation, obtain a rule based on a condition, query sources for and/or calculate updated statuses of the condition based on the geolocation, and perform actions based on the updated status of the condition, the geolocation, and the rule. The network device is capable of safely shutting down when voltage supplied to the network device falls outside of and acceptable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Venkata Subba Rao Pathuri, Francis Michael Kelly, Ohad Zeira, Brian Van Harlingen
  • Patent number: 10169996
    Abstract: An approach is provided for estimation of waiting time to park. The approach involves processing parking data from a parking area to determine a probability that all parking spots in the parking area are occupied. The parking data is collected from one or more parking sensors. The approach also involves building a remaining parking duration model for a plurality of cars parked in said all parking spots based on the parking data. The approach further involves calculating an estimated conditional waiting time to park in the parking area based on the remaining parking duration model. The approach further involves calculating an estimated unconditional waiting time to park in the parking area based on the blocking probability and the conditional waiting time to park.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Xiang Liu
  • Patent number: 10164757
    Abstract: Communication apparatus comprises a first transceiver unit (205A) and a signal processing device (106) configured to receive a signal from the first transceiver unit and to produce a signal for transmission by the first transceiver unit. A cable (201A) connects the first transceiver unit to the signal processing device. The first transceiver unit comprises a housing; a first pair of transducers (204T, 204R) located at, or adjacent, a first end of the housing, and a second set of transducers (206T, 206R) located at, or adjacent, an opposite end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS Plc
    Inventors: Stephen Derek Finch, Matthew Robert Gore, Duncan Peter Rowe
  • Patent number: 10165429
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to facilitating vehicle incident communications. In one use case, a mobile device may detect a vehicular accident and determine one or more contacts to notify about the vehicular accident. An occupant of the vehicle may be prompted, via a user interface of the mobile device, to confirm or cancel a proposed communication to the contact(s). Upon confirmation of the proposed confirmation, the communication to the contact(s) may be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Stephen Young, Jon-Michael Kowall, Michael Kyne
  • Patent number: 10158498
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems for providing home and building security and condition monitoring include a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate dynamically with each other and a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michael Louis Brandman, Julia M. Feldman, Richard J. Marchetti, Steinar Ryen
  • Patent number: 10147257
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remotely providing access to a secured vehicle are disclosed. The methods can include receiving a permission parameter from a primary user authorizing a secondary user to enter, receiving an access permission request from a secondary user, evaluating the access permission request for compliance with the permission parameter, and unlocking a door of the vehicle to allow the secondary user to access the vehicle. The permission parameter can include time, user, and proximity criteria for secondary user entry. Systems for remotely providing access to a secured vehicle or location can include a central telematics unit in communication with portable electronic user devices such as smartphones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Hong S. Bae
  • Patent number: 10142542
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present illuminated sign may comprise a front panel having text that indicates that an area adjacent the illuminated sign is protected by video surveillance, an illumination source located behind the front panel, a camera, a communication module configured to receive and transmit wireless communication signals, and a power source providing power to the illumination source, the camera, and the communication module. The camera may comprise a front-facing camera and a rear-facing camera, or an omnidirectional camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hunter Bracy
  • Patent number: 10130524
    Abstract: A wireless detectable diaper contains: a body and a shiftable-frequency RFID tag. The body includes a water-permeable lining layer, a waterproof layer, and an absorption layer. The RFID tag includes a chip and an antenna, wherein the antenna has a main part and an extending part, the extending part is arranged on a water-absorbing substrate, the extending part and the substrate contact with the absorption layer and are arranged on a wetting position of the body, and the main part and the chip are arranged on a non-wetting position of the body. When the body is not wet, a first frequency reading section of the antenna departs from a second frequency reading section of the monitoring equipment. The substrate absorbs urine or water in the absorption layer and is soaked by the urine or the water, such that a dielectric coefficient of the substrate is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Chung-Ping Lai
  • Patent number: 10135535
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to data communication system and methods. More specifically, various embodiments of the present invention provide a communication interface that is configured to transfer data at high bandwidth using nDSQ format(s) over optical communication networks. In certain embodiments, the communication interface is used by various devices, such as spine switches and leaf switches, within a spine-leaf network architecture, which allows large amount of data to be shared among servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jamal Riani, Sudeep Bhoja
  • Patent number: 10128969
    Abstract: A communication apparatus communicates with an information processing apparatus by a wireless communication method by broadcasting an advertising signal based on a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) standard. In a case where a first advertising signal which includes information indicating an apparatus state is broadcasted and of which a radio wave strength is set to a first radio wave strength and where a connection request is not received even after a predetermined time has elapsed since broadcasting the first advertising signal, the radio wave strength of the first advertising signal is changed to a second radio wave strength that is higher than the first radio wave strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Koji Yasuzaki
  • Patent number: 10119305
    Abstract: A remotely activatable custody control belt is worn by prisoners, inmates, and detainees. The remotely activatable custody control belt deters whomever is wearing the remotely activatable custody control belt from aggressive or hostile actions against law enforcement officers, corrections officers, other prisoners, or bystanders. The remotely activatable custody control belt includes a belt, a belt fastener, a fastener receiver, at least one warning-signal device, a non-lethal electroshock device, a wireless transceiver, and a first microcontroller. The belt is fastened around the prisoner through the belt fastener and the fastener receiver. The at least one warning-signal device alerts the wearer to comply with verbal commands or of an imminent emission from the non-lethal electroshock device. The corrections officer alerts the wearer through a signal from a remote-control device. The signal is received through the wireless transceiver and processed through the first microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: NOVA PRODUCTS, INC
    Inventors: John Howard McDermit, Jason Edward Havens
  • Patent number: 10103919
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals thereof are disclosed. The apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals, the apparatus comprises an encoder for encoding service data corresponding to each of a plurality of data transmission path, wherein each of the data transmission path carries at least one service component, an encoder for encoding signaling data, a frame builder for building at least one signal frame including the encoded service data, a modulator for modulating the at least one signal frame by an OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex) scheme and a transmitter for transmitting the broadcast signals carrying the at least one modulated signal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Jongwoong Shin, Jinwoo Kim, Woosuk Ko, Jaeho Hwang, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10102357
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for identifying a person to be identified having a certified data medium linking a primary identifier and a primary biometric characteristic of a holder of the data medium, acquiring, during a unique operation, the first biometric characteristic on the person to be identified and a second, distinct biometric characteristic, verifying that the person to be identified corresponds to the holder of the data medium by comparing the first acquired biometric characteristic to that of the data medium, storing the second acquired biometric characteristic and associating it with a secondary identifier and during a subsequent identification, acquiring the second biometric characteristic on the person to be identified and comparing it to the second biometric characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MORPHO
    Inventors: Vincent Bouatou, Jean-Christophe Fondeur
  • Patent number: 10087751
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes a fiber optic cable and a fiber optic interrogator. The fiber optic cable contains acoustical sensors that can be positioned in stimulation fluid in a wellbore. The fiber optic interrogator can determine flow rate of the stimulation fluid based on signals from the fiber optic cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Lee Stokely
  • Patent number: 10089808
    Abstract: A locker bank system for expanding the capacity of a fixed locker bank having monitors when the number of available lockers drops below a predefined threshold capacity at the fixed locker bank. In response to this trigger, a mobile locker bank is automatically routed to the fixed locker bank to increase a number of available lockers at the location. A computing system at the fixed locker bank and the mobile locker bank are adapted to control access to the fixed and mobile locker bank lockers. Each locker bank further includes a communication system that is adapted to facilitate direct or indirect communication between the fixed locker bank computing system and the mobile locker bank computing system when the mobile locker bank is positioned adjacent the location of the fixed locker bank. Together the fixed locker bank and the mobile locker bank may function as a unitary locker bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Perez, Robert J. Gillen, Kalin Robinson