Patents Examined by Mark S Blouin
  • Patent number: 10388410
    Abstract: A system includes a data collection engine, a plurality of items including radio-frequency identification chips, a plurality of third party data and insight sources, a plurality of interfaces, client devices, a server and method thereof for preventing suicide. The server includes trained machine learning models, business logic and attributes of a plurality of patient events. The data collection engine sends attributes of new patient events to the server. The server can predict a suicide risk of the new patient events based upon the attributes of the new patient events utilizing the trained machine learning models. Using business logic, data visualization and the trained machine learning models, the server can also make recommendations to reduce the risk of suicides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Brain Trust Innovations I, LLC
    Inventor: David LaBorde
  • Patent number: 10368426
    Abstract: A load control system may include one or more wireless control devices that may be associated via a programming device. An identifier for a first wireless control device may be determined in response to an actuation of a button on the first wireless control device. An association between the first wireless control device and a second wireless control device may be defined at the programming device. The identifier for the first wireless control device may be transmitted to the second wireless control device, which may cause the first wireless control device to enter a sleep mode. The first wireless control device may enter the sleep mode after an actuation of a button on the first wireless control device. The identifier may be determined in response to the actuation of the button on the first wireless control device and/or prior to the first wireless control device entering the sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Mann
  • Patent number: 10360415
    Abstract: A radio communication processor receives data to which identification information is assigned and transmits a response signal indicative of whether or not application processing based on the data is normally performed. An application controller controls the application processing on the basis of the data and detects whether or not the application processing is normally performed. A controller detects on the basis of the identification information that the same data are received in succession due to retransmission, nullifies, when the application controller detects that the application processing based on the data received earlier is normally performed, control of the application processing based on the data received later to be performed by the application controller and instructs the radio communication processor to transmit the response signal which indicates that the application processing is normally performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED
    Inventor: Takahiko Sato
  • Patent number: 10351101
    Abstract: A vehicle door handle for use on a motor vehicle includes a handle and a handle support, the handle being mounted in the handle support, the handle is configured in the form of an elongated body, with a first end section, a second end section and a gripping section. Bearing sections project into the handle support and are supported there. In a cavity of the handle, an antenna for UWB signal transmission is arranged and coupled with a control circuit. In a further development of the invention, it is coupled with a proximity sensor. An authentication system and the use of an inventive vehicle door handle in an authentication system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Neuhoff, Mirko Schindler
  • Patent number: 10356650
    Abstract: A system is provided for remotely communicating with one or more cleaning units, each including a control unit for operating the cleaning unit, and a first low data rate device coupled to the control unit. A gateway unit nearby each of the cleaning units includes a Wi-Fi protocol device and a second low data rate device coupled to the Wi-Fi protocol device. An internet connected device is wirelessly coupled to the WiFi protocol device, and the first low data rate device is wirelessly coupled to the second low data rate device. A data transfer rate of the first and second low data rate devices is substantially lower than a data transfer rate of the WiFi protocol device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Alliance Laundry Systems LLC
    Inventors: Adam Dill, Scott Chiavetta, Ryan Moore, Bill Coffman, Richard Guernsey
  • Patent number: 10345902
    Abstract: A method of routing the display of secure content to a head mounted display device via a host information handling system may comprise receiving, via a processor, a request to initiate a new user session from a user, measuring, via a brain wave detection controller, a brain wave pattern signal across a plurality of brain wave detection sensors mounted with a head mounted display device, if the brain wave pattern signal is identified as a brain wave pattern, prompting the user for valid user credentials, receiving, via the processor, user credentials from the user, and if the user credentials match credential records stored in a memory associated with an authenticated user, granting the user access to the head mounted display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Yagiz C. Yildiz, Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Patent number: 10347061
    Abstract: Merchandise security systems and methods are provided. In one example, a merchandise security system includes a plurality of electronic keys and a plurality of merchandise security devices located within a retail store. Each electronic key and each merchandise security device is configured to store one or more serial numbers. In addition, each electronic key is configured to be authorized for communication with one or more merchandise security devices within the retail store. An electronic key is configured to communicate with a merchandise security device for locking, unlocking, arming, and/or disarming the merchandise security device when the serial numbers match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Jonathon D. Phillips, Christopher J. Fawcett, Karen Bellum Bomber, Larry T. McKinney, William M. Warren
  • Patent number: 10348094
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for facilitating a shutdown of output power from an energy panel arrangement to an inverter. A shutdown implementation module is coupled between an energy panel arrangement and an inverter that converts DC power from the energy panel arrangement to AC power for an AC power grid. A communication connection is established, over a power-line communication line, between the shutdown implementation module and a shutdown controller associated with the inverter. Responsive to identifying a loss of the communication connection or receiving a shutdown instruction over the power-line communication line, the shutdown implementation module shuts down output power from the energy panel arrangement to the inverter. The shutdown implementation module may be located within a threshold distance from the energy panel arrangement (e.g., within about 10 feet) so that the output power may be shutoff within a threshold timespan (e.g., within about 10 seconds).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Paul Michael White, Sagar Arun Khare, Sarah Jean Ozga
  • Patent number: 10339737
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a location of a group of individuals includes receiving a first signal and at least one beacon ID corresponding to a unique beacon from a set of beacons at a server. The first signal includes an individual identification (ID) corresponding to a specific individual. The method then Cross-checks the individual ID and the at least one beacon ID with an allowed individuals list, and unlocks an entry-way corresponding to a unique beacon ID in the at least one beacon ID in response to the unique beacon ID corresponding to an entry-way beacon at a room which the individual ID is authorized to access, and cross-checks the individual ID and the at least one beacon ID with an attendance list, and updates an attendance monitoring file on said server in response to the unique beacon ID in the at least one beacon ID corresponding to an interior room beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Amuduri Santhosh, Ramesh Lingala
  • Patent number: 10334820
    Abstract: A method for locating an animal on which a display apparatus is arranged, and/or for displaying information on the animal, wherein information which is to be displayed is activatable and/or adjustable in and/or on the display apparatus (2), wherein a specific display is assigned to an animal in order to identify animals for selection, wherein a pushbutton key on the display apparatus (2) is used for acknowledgement by a user, and wherein a counterweight (8) is assigned to the display apparatus (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Förster-Technik GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Förster
  • Patent number: 10331923
    Abstract: A read chamber device is disclosed for use within a radio frequency identification (RFID) scanning enclosure which provides a means of reading a plurality of cartons moving through the enclosure via a conveyor belt. The enclosure is positioned over a section of the conveyor belt, such that the plurality of cartons on the conveyor belt pass directly through the enclosure. The read chamber device is positioned centrally to the enclosure and projects a read zone via an antenna positioned in-line with the flow of the conveyor which allows the read chamber to read a large variety of inlays without changing the configuration settings of the device. The RFID scanning enclosure also utilizes dynamic power indexing (DPI) to combine parameter inputs to create a smarter reader that can anticipate changes. The reader is then manipulated in real-time to adapt to the needs of each carton and the tunnel scanning environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES LLC
    Inventor: Mark W. Roth
  • Patent number: 10333573
    Abstract: A controlling device having a plurality of user selectable operating modes, a user interface providing a plurality of function keys each operable to cause a transmission of at least one command to at least one of a plurality of appliances for commanding at least one operating function of the at least one of the plurality of appliances, and a light source for illuminating the user interface in multiple distinct colors. The light source is caused to illuminate the user interface in at least one of the multiple distinct colors as a function of a one of the plurality of operating modes in which the controlling device is currently placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick H. Hayes, Sandro David Klein
  • Patent number: 10327092
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for an adaptive audio system that processes audio data comprising a number of independent monophonic audio streams. One or more of the streams has associated with it metadata that specifies whether the stream is a channel-based or object-based stream. Channel-based streams have rendering information encoded by means of channel name; and the object-based streams have location information encoded through location expressions encoded in the associated metadata. A codec packages the independent audio streams into a single serial bitstream that contains all of the audio data. This configuration allows for the sound to be rendered according to an allocentric frame of reference, in which the rendering location of a sound is based on the characteristics of the playback environment (e.g., room size, shape, etc.) to correspond to the mixer's intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Q. Robinson, Nicolas R. Tsingos, Christophe Chabanne
  • Patent number: 10319476
    Abstract: A system that includes a plurality of RFID tags affixed to medical items, and a plurality of data collection engine devices, client devices and backend devices. The backend devices include trained machine learning models, business logic, and attributes of a plurality of patient transactions. A plurality of data collection engines and hospital information systems send attributes of new patient transactions to the backend devices. The backend devices can predict particular outcomes of new patient transactions based upon the attributes of the new patient transactions utilizing the trained machine learning models. Using business logic and the trained machine learning models, the backend devices can also make recommendations to optimize the patient flow in healthcare provider organizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Brain Trust Innovations I, LLC
    Inventor: David LaBorde
  • Patent number: 10315620
    Abstract: An electronic tag programmed with an identification in a seat belt assembly is identified by reading the programmed identification via an electronic device embedded in a seat. In response to identifying the electronic tag, a determination is made that an occupant has not fastened a seat belt of the seat belt assembly to secure the occupant in the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniele Morgantini, Stefano Bevini, Giulia Galli, Domenico Biondi
  • Patent number: 10304272
    Abstract: An access control system for a plurality of door operators that are each respectively coupled to one of a plurality of doors providing an entrance to or exit from a building. A system controller monitors the status of each of the doors real time and controls the operation of each of the door operators based on the monitored status. The system controller adjusts the status of one or more door operators as a function of the determined status of one or more other door operators. Door operator commands are provided by the system controller to selected door operators to, for example, extend the opening time of one or more doors due to current activity by other door closers. The system controller is configured adjust the status of an entire group of doors or a sub-group group of doors depending on the status of the door operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Kvinge, Samir M. Tamer
  • Patent number: 10297096
    Abstract: A method and system that allows authorized individuals access into controlled access locations and the ability to grant temporary and limited access to guests into these locations. The method and system allows for navigational services to be provided to members and guests, and real-time tracking and confirmation to members and administrators that guests have arrived at their destination and did not enter any unauthorized areas. The method preferably can work through a system of wireless radio, sound and/or light-based beacons communicating with member and guest's electronic devices. Members and administrators can send one or more temporary electronic access keys to a guest's smartphone or other electronic device. Wireless radio, sound and/or light-based beacons provide an access control and location tracking system with real-time data about the member and guest whereabouts, allowing for the confirmation and tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: COLLATERAL OPPORTUNITIES, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Howard Kusens, Michael Kusens
  • Patent number: 10292661
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of RFID chips affixed to a medical item, a device reader such as a data collection engine device, and a server device. The data collection engine wirelessly transmits power to an RFID chips and receives first medical data from the RFID chip while the RFID chip is activated by the power receiver. The data collection engine generates a first message indicative of the first medical data to be sent to the server device. The server device can determine aspects of the medical item such as position and risk states based upon the first medical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Brain Trust Innovations I, LLC
    Inventor: David LaBorde
  • Patent number: 10299055
    Abstract: Examples described herein involve configuring a playback device based on distortion, such as that caused by a barrier. One implementation may involve causing the playback device to play audio content according to an existing playback configuration, determining an existing frequency response of the playback device in a given system, and determining whether a difference between the existing frequency response of the playback device in the given system and a predetermined frequency response for the playback device is greater than a predetermined distortion threshold. If it is determined that the difference between the existing frequency response of the playback device and the predetermined frequency response for the playback device is greater than the predetermined distortion threshold, then the existing playback configuration of the playback device is changed to an updated playback configuration of the playback device and the playback device plays audio content according to the updated playback configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Oishi, William H Bush
  • Patent number: 10282930
    Abstract: It is presented an access control communication device comprising: a short distance radio communication module; a cellular radio communication module; and a controller arranged to communicate access rights associated with a key device, using the cellular radio communication module, with an access control device over a cellular communication network, the communicating comprising sending a request for access management data associated with the lock device, and receiving access management data associated with the lock device; and the controller further being arranged to transmit the access management data to the key device for transfer to the lock device, the communicating and transmitting being arranged to be performed upon the access control device being in communication with the key device using the short distance radio communication module. A corresponding method, computer program and computer program product area also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Anders Borg, Mats Cederblad, Daniel Garmen, Tomas Jonsson, Peter Siklosi