Patents Examined by Mancil Littlejohn
  • Patent number: 11595479
    Abstract: A system comprises a web-cloud security subsystem that hosts, manages, and analyzes data related to a plurality of hosted applications that provide at least one of physical access control, surveillance, alarm management, visitor management, and elevator management; at least one physical security subsystem that exchanges data with a corresponding hosted application of the web-cloud security subsystem; and a real-time control and monitoring device that provides secure access of the web-cloud security subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Patrick J. Barry, Sean Erik Dyer, Simon Goldshmid
  • Patent number: 11584548
    Abstract: A method includes receiving fault code data identifying one or more fault conditions detected onboard an aircraft and receiving fault context data indicating one or more conditions of the aircraft in a timeframe associated with the condition(s). The method also includes generating (based on the fault code data, the fault context data, state data indicating a current state of the aircraft, and historical maintenance data) a first checklist display including a first set of incomplete checklist items. The method further includes receiving input indicating completion of one or more checklist items of the first set of incomplete checklist items and updating the state data based on the input. The method also includes generating (based on the fault code data, the fault context data, the updated state data, and historical maintenance data) a second checklist display including a second set of incomplete checklist items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Brian Shaflik, Richard Jon Reuter, Michael Anderegg, Ronald B. Murray, John Scott Elliot
  • Patent number: 11573636
    Abstract: A haptic actuator may include a housing, a stator coupled to a medial interior portion of the housing, and a field member within the housing and having an opening receiving the stator therein. The field member may include a frame, and at least one permanent magnet carried by the frame. The at least one permanent magnet may include side-by-side magnetic segments having alternating magnetic polarizations with at least one non-vertical magnetic polarization transition zone between adjacent magnetic segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Darya Amin-Shahidi, Denis G. Chen, Alex M. Lee, Scott D. Ridel
  • Patent number: 11566388
    Abstract: A road marker may include a housing with a cavity and at least one perimeter surface oriented perpendicular to the direction of traffic. Each of the at least two perimeter surfaces containing an opening may be substantially covered with a mesh. Further, each of the openings may form either an air input or an air output, and the air input and air output openings may be located substantially opposite to each other to generate a flow of air through the cavity. In addition, the cavity may include passive electrical components for heating the flow of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Masoud Forsat, Seyed Sajad Mirjavadi, Abdel Magid Hamouda
  • Patent number: 11562633
    Abstract: A slim type tactile feedback device is disclosed, including: a substrate, at least an overlapping plate, a support frame, a plurality of cushions and a vibration source; the overlapping plate being fixed to the substrate in a cantilever manner; the support frame including a frame, a void area, and at least a protruding support, the protruding support being a partial segment of the frame; the cushions being fixed between the substrate and the frame; the vibration source including a magnet set and a coil set, the magnet set and the coil set being fixed between the protruding support and the overlapping plate and located at outer side the substrate; the coil set and the magnet set being positioned correspondingly to each other and separated by a gap, the gap increasing when the substrate being pressed by finger, and the substrate moving back-and-forth through linkage motion of the vibration source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: TOPRAY MEMS INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Sung Liu, Hsiao-Ming Chien
  • Patent number: 11549838
    Abstract: A fill level measuring device for measuring a fill level of a container including a fill level measuring circuit that measures a filling level of a container, at least one transmitter/receiver that communicates with data processing circuitry, at least one fastener that fastens the fill level measuring device to a surface of the container, at least one monitoring circuit that monitors a fastening of the fill level measuring device to the container by the at least one fastener, the monitoring circuit further transmits an alarm message to the data processing circuitry via the transmitter/receiver when the monitoring circuit detects a loosening of the fastening of the fill level measuring device from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Roland Welle, Joerg Boersig, Steffen Waelde
  • Patent number: 11545035
    Abstract: Methods and systems for notifying a driver of a first vehicle of obstacles discouraging passing of a second vehicle in front of the first vehicle. The system includes a sensor of the second vehicle configured to detect spatial data in proximity of the second vehicle. The system also includes an electronic control unit (ECU) of the first vehicle. The ECU is configured to receive the spatial data from a transceiver of the second vehicle. The ECU is also configured to determine obstacle data based on the spatial data, the obstacle data identifying a presence of obstacles ahead of the second vehicle discouraging passing of the second vehicle by the first vehicle. The ECU is also configured to provide a notification to the driver of the first vehicle when the obstacle data indicates the presence of obstacles ahead of the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventor: Katsumi Nagata
  • Patent number: 11531391
    Abstract: A haptic feedback device to be worn on top of a user's hand comprises a plurality of loops configured to be circumscribed around the user's fingers and thumb, a plurality of anchoring finger caps configured to be circumscribed around extremities of the user's fingers and thumb, at least one haptic actuator housed within each of the anchoring finger caps, and a plurality of tendons coupled to the loops and the anchoring finger caps, the tendons configured to extend along the user's fingers and thumb. The tendons are configured to cause the loops to decrease in diameter to conform to the user's fingers and thumb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Buchanan, IV, Zachary Schroeder
  • Patent number: 11517815
    Abstract: The application describes techniques for adaptively setting a threshold that will be used to determine the gain applied to a haptics signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Lindemann, Michael Kurek, Meenakshi Matai
  • Patent number: 11512816
    Abstract: An optimized, energy-sensitive system and method for fulfilling various data needs of gas utilities. In particular, the disclosure relates to optimized methods for discovering and reacting to an alarm. In one aspect, when an alarm is triggered a telemetry unit automatically alters its operating mode to begin transmitting live pressure reads every minute instead of every hour, as typically performed. This variance in operation eliminates the need for a user to monitor a pipeline system for an incoming alarm and manually request data by initiating a live communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Aclara Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Peggy Devereaux, Vaishali Sangtani
  • Patent number: 11507187
    Abstract: A feedback system is provided. The feedback system includes a main body, a vibration module, a sensing module, and a control module. The vibration module includes a first vibration mechanism. The first vibration mechanism is used for providing a first vibration force to the main body at a first vibration position. The sensing module is used for detecting the status of the main body and providing a sensing signal. The control module is used for receiving the sensing signal and providing a driving signal to the first vibration mechanism to generate the first vibration force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Mao-Kuo Hsu, Ching-Chieh Huang, Guan-Yu Su, Liang-Ting Ho, Che-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 11501576
    Abstract: A virtual content providing device includes: a communication circuit capable of communicating with a wearable device worn by a user; and a processor functionally connected to the communication circuit. The processor is configured to: display virtual training content on the wearable device through the communication circuit; generate training situation information and user condition information associated with the virtual training content through the wearable device; determine a intervention time point for the virtual training content based on the training situation information and the user condition information; generate virtual intervention content associated with the intervention time point; and display the virtual intervention content in synchronization with the virtual training content through the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Hee Sook Shin, Sung Jin Hong, Youn Hee Gil, Hee Kwon Kim, Seong Min Baek, Cho Rong Yu
  • Patent number: 11475872
    Abstract: There is provided a semiconductor device having a timing generator that generates synchronization signals so as to match input timings of serial audio data input from an external source, a reproduction processor that, based on the synchronization signals, reads audio data from memory, performs reproduction processing, and outputs a plurality of channel information items, and a mixer that mixes the plurality of channel information items with the serial audio data, and reproduces an audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Atsuhiro Kai
  • Patent number: 11467180
    Abstract: A distributed computing system for artificial intelligence in autonomously appreciating a circumstance context of a smart device. Raw context data is detected by sensors associated with the smart device. The raw context data is pre-processed by the smart device and then provided to a cloud based server for further processing. At the cloud based server, various sets of feature data are obtained from the pre-processed context data. The various sets of feature data are compared with corresponding classification parameters to determine a classification of a continuous event and/or a classification of transient event, if any, which occur in the context. The determined classification of the continuous event and the transient event will be used to autonomously configure the smart device or another related smart device to fit the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Mahesh Chowdhary, Arun Kumar, Ghanapriya Singh, Rajendar Bahl
  • Patent number: 11467667
    Abstract: A system for haptic stimulation includes: an actuation subsystem having a set of actuators, a support subsystem, a rigid housing, a sensor subsystem, a control module, and an electrical subsystem. A method for manufacturing a system for haptic stimulation includes performing a set of injection molding processes to form the support subsystem and/or the rigid housing; integrating the actuation subsystem within the support subsystem; and coupling the rigid housing to the support subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: NeoSensory, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Novich, Mark Strawn, Yongchenn Low, Jose Balderas, Joseph Marquis, David Eagleman
  • Patent number: 11465550
    Abstract: A device for visually verifying tautness of a cargo strap includes a hinged body, itself including first and second platform surfaces configured to be shifted between an open configuration and a closed configuration. In the closed configuration, the first and second surfaces form a confronting relationship. The device further includes a light source disposed on the first platform and is configured to emit light parallel to the first platform surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Rick Dooley
  • Patent number: 11449144
    Abstract: The present invention provides an operation device which is capable of efficiently transmitting vibrations. An operation device according to the present invention is provided with: a first structure that comprises a touch panel module, a first case in which the touch panel module is arranged, a first supporting body to which the first case is affixed, and a vibration actuator 10 which is arranged on the first supporting body; a second structure that comprises a second supporting body, which is connected to the first supporting body, a second case which is affixed to the second supporting body, and a circuit board which is arranged in the second case; and a vibration damping member that connects the first supporting body and the second supporting body to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuta Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11443570
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a helmet system includes a communication interface configured to receive a plurality of aircraft data, a memory system configured to store the aircraft data, and a processing system operably coupled to the communication interface and the memory system. The processing system is configured to format the aircraft data into a plurality of time sequential records, store the time sequential records in the memory system, and manage storage within the memory system as a circular buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Durand, Scott Beecher
  • Patent number: 11432054
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a computer-implemented method for monitoring fire water networks. A fire water network (FWN) is monitored for leaks in real-time. Current instrument readings are received from instruments in the FWN. A leak signature associated with the FWN is generated in real-time using the current instrument readings. The leak signature is configured to identify the presence or absence of leaks in the FWN. The leak signature is compared, in real-time, to historical leak signatures associated with historical leaks. A determination is made, based on the comparing, the presence or the absence of a leak in the FWN. Upon determining the presence of the leak, a notification of the leak is automatically provided. Upon determining the absence of the leak, monitoring of the FWN for leaks is continued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Dadasaheb Karande
  • Patent number: 11422178
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided in which an electric field above a threshold strength may be detected at one or more wearable articles and in which at least a haptic actuator of the one or more wearable articles is energized in response so as to warn the wearer and thereby effectively prevent electrical injury even if other modes of notification are unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Proxxi Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Campbell Macdonald, Richard Sim