Patents Examined by M. Tran
  • Patent number: 11408788
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for adjusting the high flex point of a deformable sensor are disclosed herein. A deformable sensor may include an enclosure comprising a housing and a deformable membrane coupled to an upper portion of the housing, where the enclosure is configured to be filled with a medium, a contact mechanism coupled to the housing and selectively adjustable such that adjusting a position of the contact mechanism causes a change in a location of a high flex point of the deformable membrane, and an internal sensor, disposed within the enclosure, having a field of view configured to be directed through the medium and toward a bottom surface of the deformable membrane, where the internal sensor is configured to output a deformation region within the deformable membrane when placed in contact an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Alspach, Naveen Suresh Kuppuswamy, Avinash Uttamchandani
  • Patent number: 11412172
    Abstract: Disclosed are a video recording method, a video recording device, an Internet Protocol camera and a storage medium. In this disclosure, a relative timestamp of a current image uploaded by an image sensor is compared with a recording timestamp of a current recording frame, then an image to be recorded corresponding to the current recording frame is determined according to a comparison result, and finally video recording is performed according to the image to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventor: Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 11408904
    Abstract: The accelerometric sensor has a suspended region, mobile with respect to a supporting structure, and a sensing assembly coupled to the suspended region and configured to detect a movement of the suspended region with respect to the supporting structure. The suspended region has a geometry variable between at least two configurations associated with respective centroids, different from each other. The suspended region is formed by a first region rotatably anchored to the supporting structure and by a second region coupled to the first region through elastic connection elements configured to allow a relative movement of the second region with respect to the first region. A driving assembly is coupled to the second region so as to control the relative movement of the latter with respect to the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.r.l.
    Inventors: Alessandro Tocchio, Francesco Rizzini, Carlo Valzasina, Giacomo Langfelder
  • Patent number: 11407593
    Abstract: A conveyor system that includes a sprocket, a conveyor element, a sensor, a tensioning system, and an electronic processor. The conveyor element is coupled to the sprocket to move around the sprocket. The sensor is positioned adjacent to the sprocket and configured to generate an output signal indicative of a detection of the conveyor element. The electronic processor is coupled to the sensor and to the tensioning system. The electronic processor is configured to receive the output signal from the sensor, estimate a trajectory of the conveyor element based on the output signal, determine a value for slack distance based on the estimated trajectory of the conveyor element, and control the tensioning system based on the value for slack distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Joy Global Underground Mining LLC
    Inventor: Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 11403678
    Abstract: A property assessment system is provided to assess a property for various purposes. The system includes a property assessment apparatus configured to be inserted into any space of a property and retrieved therefrom once necessary information is collected from the space. The property assessment apparatus operates to monitor various conditions in the space, which is used to assess the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Kristine Ing Kushner
  • Patent number: 11402281
    Abstract: A force sensor includes a substrate; a first electrode fixed to a first area on the substrate; a second electrode fixed to a second area different from the first area on the substrate, the second electrode extending to a position higher than the first electrode; a capacitance detecting unit configured to detect a capacitance corresponding to a distance between the first electrode and the second electrode; and an operation member including a contact area that is in contact with the second electrode. At least one of the first electrode and the second electrode is provided in plurality. The second electrode is elastically deformed by a load applied to the second electrode by an operation with respect to the operation member, and the distance between the second electrode and the first electrode changes according to an elastic deformation of the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunio Sato, Daisuke Takai, Kazuhito Oshita, Hajime Shikata
  • Patent number: 11404756
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provides a pouch film. In manufacturing a secondary battery, a gas may be generated when reacting an electrode assembly with an electrolyte. After the generated gas is discharged, the pouch film may be sealed. In this case, a deformation part may be formed in the gas chamber section which serves as a passage for discharging the gas, specifically, in the gas chamber passage, thus to prevent the electrolyte from flowing backward and maintain shapes of the gas chamber inlet during injecting the electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyo Sang Kim
  • Patent number: 11402288
    Abstract: A membrane-based sensor in one embodiment includes a membrane layer including an upper surface and a lower surface, a backside trench defined on one side by the lower surface, a central cavity defined on a first side by the upper surface, a cap layer positioned above the central cavity, and a first spacer extending from the upper surface to the cap layer and integrally formed with the cap layer, the first spacer defining a second side of the central cavity and an inner membrane portion of the membrane layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ando Lars Feyh, Gary O'Brien
  • Patent number: 11396442
    Abstract: A jumping elevator system and a jumping method used in construction process of building. The jumping method includes preliminarily positioning and mounting, by means of a temporary working platform at a first height, a guide rail on the hoistway substantially corresponding to the first height; removing the temporary working platform from the position, corresponding to the first height, of the hoistway; lifting, by use of a lifting assembly, a jumping platform from a second height to a third height, wherein the third height is greater than the second height and less than or equal to the first height; and lifting, by use of the lifting assembly, the elevator car to extend its traveling distance in the hoistway, and operating, during lifting of the elevator car, on the top of the elevator car for reinforcing the mount of the guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Jianfeng Wu, Ming Chen, Shan Li, Hong Chen
  • Patent number: 11397118
    Abstract: A contact force measuring device for measuring a contact force of a spring contact includes a measuring probe having a height in a contact region identical to the height of the contact pin that fits into an opening defined between a pair of opposing spring contact arms of the spring contact. The probe includes an upper insulator element attached to an upper side of a piezoelectric element, and a lower insulator element is attached to a lower side of the piezoelectric element opposite the upper side. The contact force measuring device includes a holding device connected to one end of the probe, an evaluation unit, a supporting device and a positioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Kistler Holding AG
    Inventors: Reinhard Staub, Andri Lehmann, Claudio Cavalloni
  • Patent number: 11398910
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the invention are directed to provisioning a token by a secure authentication system. A user may initiate a transaction that causes a resource provider computer to transmit an authentication request message to a directory server computer. The directory server computer may transmit the authentication request message to an access control server computer for authentication. Subsequent to receiving the authentication request message, the directory server computer may request a token for the transaction from a token provider computer. If authentication is successful, the token may be included in an authentication response message transmitted by the directory server computer to the resource provider computer. The token may then be utilized by the resource provider computer in lieu of sensitive user information for any suitable purpose. In some embodiments, user-specific-data provided by the access control server computer may be included in the authentication response message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Aparna Krishnan Girish, Parveen Bansal
  • Patent number: 11398091
    Abstract: Repairing missing frames in a video includes obtaining video data from an image capture system, applying a first neural network model to the video data to detect that one or more frames are missing, where the first neural network model has been trained to detect missing frames based on training data in which an artificial gap has been introduced. In response to detecting that the one or more frames are missing, a second model is applied to the video data to generate one or more replacement frames. The one or more replacement frames are based on at least a first frame prior to the detected dropped one or more frames, and a second frame after the detected dropped one or more frames. Modified video data is generated using the plurality of frames and the replacement frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Harkness
  • Patent number: 11399043
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to the utilization of trust tokens to perform secure message transactions between two devices. A trust token transmitted in a message from one device may include first data that is digitally signed by a trust provider computer, and second data that is digitally signed by the device itself. Upon receipt of a message containing a trust token, the recipient may utilize the first data to verify with the trust provider computer that the sender of the message is a trusted party. The trust provider computer may provide the recipient device the public key of the sender. The recipient may utilize the second data and the provided public key to verify that the sender signed the message and that the message is unaltered. These techniques may increase detection of relay, replay, or other man-in-the-middle attacks, decreasing the likelihood that such attacks will be successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Quan Wang
  • Patent number: 11393507
    Abstract: A method for generating an event log in view of at least one test routine for a device under test, a logging system for logging at least one event frame for a device under test, a method for training a machine learning circuit to extract event frames from multimedia data, and a method for extracting event frames from multimedia data using a machine learning circuit trained are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Dippon, Bernhard Sterzbach, Byron-Lim Timothy Steffan
  • Patent number: 11390491
    Abstract: A device for unlocking a landing door includes a door leaf that can be moved between an open position and a closed position, a bar arranged on the door leaf to lock the door leaf in the closed position, and an energy accumulator coupled to the door leaf to provide the energy for moving the door leaf into the closed position in the event that the energy supply needed to drive the door leaf fails. The energy accumulator is coupled to the door leaf by an elastic element such that through a displacement of the energy accumulator when the door leaf is in the closed position, the bar is moved to an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventor: Jules Christen
  • Patent number: 11387558
    Abstract: A system and method for adjusting polarization of a loop antenna includes a loop antenna with a high impedance autotransformer. The high impedance autotransformer may be connected to the middle of the horizontal leg of a delta loop or the middle of either horizontal leg of a square loop. The feed-point impedance of the loop antenna may be adjusted between about one hundred ohms and ten thousand ohms. The feed-point impedance is adjusted automatically to maximize signal gain. A neural network may be trained to set the feed-point impedance based on environmental conditions and observed periodicity, with a feedback loop based on actual gain or signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: George Cooley
  • Patent number: 11383958
    Abstract: An illustrative example embodiment of an elevator compensation assembly includes at least one compensation sheave having an outer surface configured to engage a plurality of compensation rope members. A guard has an inner surface situated adjacent the outer surface of the compensation sheave. A plurality of dividers that extend away from at least one of the outer surface of the compensation sheave or the inner surface of the guard. The dividers establish a space between adjacent ones of the dividers for accommodating a compensation rope member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventor: KiSug Kwon
  • Patent number: 11377325
    Abstract: A linear propulsion machine and system (10) is disclosed that includes a stator (30) having a plurality of teeth (34) and a mover (32) moveable in a linear direction along the stator (30). The mover may include a plurality of spaced apart ferromagnetic strata (40), a plurality of slots (42), a plurality of wire coils (44), and a plurality of magnet layers (46). Each of the slots (42) may be adjacent to at least one of the strata (40). Each coil (44) may be disposed in a slot (42). Each magnet layer (46) may be sandwiched between strata (40) and disposed inside one of the plurality of coils (44). Each coil (44) is disposed perpendicularly to the direction of magnetic flux of the magnet layer (46) around which the coil (44) is wound. In an embodiment, the teeth (34) or the magnet layer (46) may be disposed at an angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Jagadeesh Tangudu, William A. Veronesi, Enrico Manes
  • Patent number: 11378716
    Abstract: A method may include providing a drill string including a measurement tool. The drill string may be positioned in a wellbore. The method may include taking a measurement with the measurement tool at a first location. The method may include coupling a pipe stand including a first selected number of tubular segments to the drill string, the first selected number being two or more. The method may include lowering or advancing the drill string into the wellbore the length of the pipe stand. The method may include taking a measurement with the measurement tool at a second location. The method may include raising the drill string the length of a tubular segment. The method may include removing a second selected number of tubular segments from the drill string, the second selected number different from the first selected number. The method may include taking a measurement with the measurement tool at a third location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SCIENTIFIC DRILLING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Marc Willerth, Benjamin C. Hawkinson, Brian D. Gleason
  • Patent number: 11377324
    Abstract: A jump elevator includes a machine room provided in the hoistway and configured to be fixed or movable relative to the hoistway; at least one lifting assembly comprising: a frame attached to the outside of the hoistway and partially extending into the hoistway; a pulley assembly including a winch, a fixed end, and a plurality of pulleys disposed on the machine room and the frame; wherein a pulling line is disposed between the winch, the plurality of pulleys, and the fixed end; wherein the at least one lifting assembly is disposed below the covering portion of the hoistway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Jongryeol Kim