Patents Examined by Leon-Viet Q. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10504351
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting an abnormal event related to a person at home are provided. The method includes measuring home electricity use data in each first predetermined time interval, determining whether an abnormal event related to the person at home has occurred based on the home electricity use data, generating a notification message including the abnormal event related to the person at home when it is determined that the abnormal event related to the person at home has occurred, and transmitting the notification message to a predetermined user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Encored Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyoseop Lee, Jongwoong Choe
  • Patent number: 10497106
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus that includes a component obtainer configured to obtain diffusive reflection components and specular reflection components for pixels of an input image, a filter processor configured to perform filter-processing on a diffusive reflection component image, a specular reflection component image, and the input image, a component combiner configured to combine the filter-processed diffusive reflection component image and the filter-processed specular reflection component image to generate a combined image, and an evaluator configured to evaluate a separation accuracy of the diffusive reflection components or the specular reflection components based on the combined image and the filter-processed input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahisa Yamamoto, Ryota Kawauchi
  • Patent number: 10493913
    Abstract: A first output mechanism in a wearable device is actuated when a vehicle reverse speed exceeds a first threshold. A second output mechanism in a vehicle is actuated when a rear obstacle collision detection controller detects an impending collision with a rear obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, Basavaraj Tonshal, Yifan Chen, Padma Aiswarya Kolisetty, Hsin-hsiang Yang
  • Patent number: 10490053
    Abstract: Detection and real-time reporting (via wireless to a remote receiver) of the release of harmful or otherwise unwanted chemicals or chemicals of corrosion into the environment and, more particularly, the undesired release of such chemicals from pipelines, supporting energy/electric/heating/cooling/storage/distribution infrastructure, refineries, chemical plants, factories, processing and manufacturing plants and equipment, storage tanks, engines, containers and the like. One or more detection devices can be placed nearby potential areas where leaks occur, or anywhere monitoring for leaks is desired. In some embodiments, the detection devices are integrated into components for monitoring said component for unwanted emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory J. Hummer, Matthew Hummer
  • Patent number: 10482751
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving social media data via a signal, analyzing the social media data based at least in part on a first parameter, identifying occupancy information based at least in part on the analyzing, and assessing a structure occupancy based at least in part on the identifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Davis, Brandon Bunker, Rongbin Lanny Lin, Shiwei Liu
  • Patent number: 10475169
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for estimating illumination from a single image are provided. An example system may include a neural network. The neural network may include an encoder that is configured to encode an input image into an intermediate representation. The neural network may also include an intensity decoder that is configured to decode the intermediate representation into an output light intensity map. An example intensity decoder is generated by a multi-phase training process that includes a first phase to train a light mask decoder using a set of low dynamic range images and a second phase to adjust parameters of the light mask decoder using a set of high dynamic range image to generate the intensity decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Kalyan Sunkavalli, Mehmet Ersin Yumer, Marc-Andre Gardner, Xiaohui Shen, Jonathan Eisenmann, Emiliano Gambaretto
  • Patent number: 10475316
    Abstract: An incident survey system. The incident survey system includes a site loss prevention system and a RF survey system. The RF survey system includes (i) at least one device for receiving RF signals from remote devices having a unique MAC address, (ii) an interface for connecting the site loss prevention system to the RF survey network and (iii) a data logger adapted for storing information received by the device. An interface connects the site loss prevention system to the RF survey network. In addition, a monitoring service may be used for responding to a triggering event reported by the site loss prevention system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Securitime, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry Scott, Chris Copenhaver, Patrick Henderson, Cameron Tabor
  • Patent number: 10467898
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an Internet of Vehicles technology, and particularly to a driving behavior correction method and device based on the Internet of Vehicles. The driving behavior correction method based on the Internet of Vehicles comprises: a first information acquirer acquiring information about a vehicle in real time, and a second information acquirer acquiring vehicle condition information about the other surrounding vehicles on a travelling road in real time; and a determination unit arranged in the vehicle or at a cloud determining in real time, according to the information about the vehicle and the vehicle condition information about the surrounding vehicles, whether a driving behavior of the vehicle is dangerous, and if so, issuing a driving behavior correction prompt to the driver of the vehicle, which can intervene in and correct the driving behavior of the driver in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: ZHEJIANG GEELY AUTOMOBILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO., LTD, ZHEJIANG GEELY HOLDING GROUP CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jinpeng He, Dayong Zhou, Weiguo Liu, Chengming Wu, Qingfeng Feng
  • Patent number: 10467889
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an alarm handling circuitry is provided. The alarm handling circuitry may include a first alarm processing circuit configured to process a first received alarm and to provide a first processed alarm response signal, a second alarm processing circuit configured to process a second received alarm and to provide a second processed alarm response signal, and an interface between the first alarm processing circuit and the second alarm processing circuit configured to input an alive indication signal from the first alarm processing circuit to the second alarm processing circuit indicating whether the first alarm processing circuit is operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Vladimir Litovtchenko, Avni Bildhaiya, Abdoul Aziz Kane, Longli Yu
  • Patent number: 10460206
    Abstract: To differentiate physical and non-physical events, a discrimination system based on unsupervised machining learning is used to predict a plausibility of objects' behaviors between a starting and ending time point. The discrimination system receives a set of initial, or “starting” content frames, each depicting a state of objects at a starting time point and an arrangement or “behavior” of those objects at the starting time. To train the discrimination system, the first model uses the starting content frame to generate a subsequent content frame, while the second model generates a subsequent content frame without using the starting content frame. A discriminator model may thus be trained without supervision by treating the subsequent content frame generated from the first model as a possible behavior of the starting content frame, and the subsequent content frame generated from the second model as an impossible behavior of the starting content frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Kal Lerer, Robert D. Fergus, Ronan Alexandre Riochet
  • Patent number: 10453331
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device control method and apparatus, belonging to the field of smart home technology. The method includes: displaying a control key interface including a custom key; and when selection of the custom key is detected, sending a custom control message to a remote control device so that the remote control device transmits at least two control signals according to the custom control message to control at least one home device to perform at least two operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Benchang Su, Sitai Gao, Enxing Hou
  • Patent number: 10443268
    Abstract: Provided herein is an inventory management system for dispensing products from an enclosure, methods of securing products within the enclosure, use of the enclosure and for maintaining inventory. The inventory management system may include an enclosure having a self-locking door. The self locking door may include a door, a lock located on the door, a strike plate, wherein the strike plate controls the lock, and a sensor configured to detect the presence of a user and wherein the sensor controls the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Carr, Karen Spinks, Darren Thierry, Matt Willmon, Justin Curry, Alex Kascoutas
  • Patent number: 10438480
    Abstract: A system for automatically linking a radio remote control to an industrial truck comprises at least three transmitting and receiving units disposed in a predetermined spatial arrangement relative to each other in the industrial truck. The at least three transmitting and receiving units are configured to transmit search signals and receive response signals. A radio remote control is configured to receive and process the search signals transmitted by the transmitting and receiving units and to transmit corresponding response signals. The system further comprises an evaluation unit that is configured to determine signal propagation times of the transmitted search signals and the received corresponding response signals and to determine a position of the radio remote control. A control unit configured to link the radio remote control with the industrial truck when the relative position of the radio remote control lies within a predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Jungheinrich Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Oliver Göpner
  • Patent number: 10417888
    Abstract: The disclosed teachings relate to intruder detection. Some of the subject matter described herein includes a computer-implemented method for detecting physical movement using a wireless mesh network that provides wireless data communication, the wireless mesh network having a plurality of mesh points, each mesh point having a wireless coverage, the method including compiling a database of known devices based on monitoring unique identifiers of known devices that have previously conducted communication with the wireless mesh network through the plurality of mesh points; upon detecting a physical presence of a subject device within a physical space of the wireless mesh network, determining, based on the database of known devices, whether the physical presence of the subject device belongs to an anomaly; and when the physical presence of the subject device is determined to be an anomaly, causing a security action to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel, Peiman Amini
  • Patent number: 10419235
    Abstract: A method for a home automation system is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving input regarding a list of predetermined activities. The method may further include receiving monitored activity data of at least one authorized user. The method may further include comparing the received monitored activity data with the received input regarding the list of predetermined activities, and operating at least one aspect of the home automation system based, at least in part, on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Rongbin Lanny Lin, Brandon Bunker, Aaron Davis, Shiwei Liu
  • Patent number: 10410516
    Abstract: Systems and methods for allowing a remote third party to obtain data from and/or control one or more geofenced vehicles. In some implementations, a method for adjusting desired vehicle operation in a geofenced region may comprise receiving geofencing data from within a vehicle comprising a location tracking system and, upon determining that the vehicle has entered a geofenced region, transmitting a notification to an authority. Upon receiving a request from the authority, the vehicle may perform an action comprising at least one of adjusting an operational parameter of a system within the vehicle impacting movement of the vehicle, adjusting an environmental parameter of a system within the vehicle relating to sensing of the vehicle's surroundings, and transmitting vehicle environmental data to the authority comprising information regarding the vehicle's surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: VEONEER US, INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Andersson, Christian Svensson, Scott A. Nist
  • Patent number: 10403070
    Abstract: Digital certificates are signed by a server's private key and installed at lock controllers that restrict access to physical resources. The server's public key is distributed to lock controllers and to mobile electronic devices operated by users who are given access to the physical resources. Lock-access data is digitally signed by the server's private key and provided to mobile electronic devices to facilitate access. The lock controller validates lock-access data and grants access conditionally based on time, version, and/or identity data provided within lock-access data. The use of certificates reduces the need to rely on a security scheme specific to the network. Lock controllers can also broadcast status notifications, so that updates and log data can be securely communicated with the server using mobile electronic devices as a proxy. The system is highly scalable, as each lock controller need not track the full scope of access permissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SERA4 LTD.
    Inventors: Jerod Klink, Herb Little
  • Patent number: 10396896
    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: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INPHI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jamal Riani, Sudeep Bhoja
  • Patent number: 10395503
    Abstract: A monitoring system for monitoring an environment and generating data in response to the presence of at least one chemical hazardous to human health in the environment. The monitoring system is configured to communicate the data to an associated personal communication device or the like for processing. The monitoring system can be in the form a selectively attachable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Gregory J. Hummer
  • Patent number: 10384601
    Abstract: An operator feedback system of a vehicle includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) and control circuitry. The inertial measurement unit (IMU) is integrated in one or more components of the vehicle. The IMU is configured to measure one or more acceleration parameters of the one or more components along one or more axes of the IMU. The control circuitry is configured to compare the one or more measured acceleration parameters to one or more preset limiting acceleration parameters. Further, the control circuitry is configured to notify an operator of the vehicle based on the measured one or more acceleration parameters exceeding the one or more preset limiting acceleration parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Brandon E. Ricketts