Patents Examined by Mirza Alam
  • Patent number: 10231554
    Abstract: A mattress includes a generally rectangular prismatic foam body, having a length, a width, and a thickness, having a top surface, a plurality of slits in the top surface of the foam body extending across the width of the body to divide the top surface into a plurality of adjacent slats. An elongate chamber extends through the body, parallel to and aligned with each slit. At least one fluid filled cell disposed in each of the elongate chambers to support the edges of adjacent slats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Dennis M. Boyd, Carla Williams
  • Patent number: 10235846
    Abstract: A computing device includes one or more memory devices storing executable instructions, one or more processors configured to execute the instructions, a programmable display screen configured to display text-based information, a user activity sensor, a battery configured to provide power to the one or more processors, and a battery status visual indicator. The battery status indicator is located on a surface of the computing device and is configured to display, in response an indication from the user activity sensor of an interaction by a user with the computing device, non-text-based information indicating a status of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Simon Arscott, Adam Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10207678
    Abstract: The invention relates to an access unit for communicating with a further access unit to control access to a vehicle. The access unit comprises at least a first transmitter for transmitting a polling signal; and at least a first receiver for receiving an authentication signal from the further access unit in response to the polling signal. At least the first transmitter is a first ultra-wideband transmitter and at least the first receiver is a first ultra-wideband receiver. The invention also relates to a vehicle access system which is a combination of the access and further access units. The invention also relates to methods of operating a vehicle access system and a vehicle access unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Mohammed Khan, Howard Siswick
  • Patent number: 10196039
    Abstract: A vehicle comprising a keyless go system, and at least one key fob, said keyless go system being operatively connected to a locking/unlocking subsystem and an engine start subsystem, said vehicle further comprising at least one LF transmitter, at least one LF receiver, at least one HF transmitter and at least one HF receiver, said vehicle further comprising an aftermarket keyless go system interfacing with said keyless go system, wherein at least one of said at least one key fob is embedded into said vehicle, and wherein when a user sends a lock/unlock command, or a start command with a portable device, said aftermarket keyless go system interacts with said embedded key fob to selectively enable and disable low frequency communication between said embedded key fob and said keyless go system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Light Wave Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Wisnia
  • Patent number: 10192425
    Abstract: An alert suggestion generator may automatically suggest alerts for a user based on user input. The user input may include natural language text and/or user actions that the suggestion generator can use to generate alerts that have a high likelihood of relevance, and therefore desirability, to the user. Each alert may have a trigger condition such as passage of time, measurement of a numeric metric, or other factors. Each alert may also have a notification setting defining how the user is to be notified. The alert suggestion generator may retrieve a user profile of the user to further determine what alerts would be most relevant to the user. The user may be queried to confirm the alerts, and the alerts may them be set. Partial alerts may be generated and then the user may be queried for the trigger condition and/or notification setting needed to complete the alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Domo, Inc.
    Inventor: Monty Charlton
  • Patent number: 10185921
    Abstract: A system that allows an end-user to locate and gain access to a private facility, such as a restroom or other resource, without requiring that the end-user interact with any facility personnel. A mobile application allows a user to identify and proceed to a location where a private facility is available. When a user arrives at the location, the mobile application communicates with access control devices at the location to notify facility personnel of the user's presence and unlock doors or otherwise remove safeguards preventing general public access to the private facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Good2Go, Inc.
    Inventors: Frances Heller, Nicolas M. Bonnet
  • Patent number: 10166643
    Abstract: A method for making safe the use of at least one hand-held power tool includes providing at least one item of safety information using at least one evaluation unit of an electronic safety device. The at least one item of safety information is based on at least one application-specific characteristic quantity. The electronic safety device is configured to be fastened to an extremity of a user using a fastening unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Joern Stock, Florian Esenwein, Joachim Schadow
  • Patent number: 10167089
    Abstract: An example device includes a processor and a computer-readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations for processing non-flight performance related sensor data from a sensor of an aircraft. The operations may include receiving non-flight performance related sensor data from a sensor of an aircraft, determining a condition based upon the non-flight performance related sensor data, selecting a recommended action based upon the condition that is determined based upon the non-flight performance related sensor data, and sending the recommended action to a device of a flight crew member of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Kaveri Raman
  • Patent number: 10138974
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to an air spring height sensor comprising a transmitter unit (102) for transmitting a height measuring signal, a receiver unit (101) for sensing a height signal, a carrier frequency switching unit (103), and an evaluation unit (200). The receiver unit and the transmitter unit are adapted for being mounted to opposing mounting elements (10, 20) of an air spring (1). The transmitter unit is switchable between different carrier frequencies (121, 122) of a height measuring signal. The evaluation unit comprises a frequency filter (213) being switchable between different carrier frequencies, wherein the carrier frequency switching unit is adapted for switching the carrier frequency of the frequency filter at a predetermined first point of time and the corresponding carrier frequency of the transmitter unit at a predetermined second point of time, wherein the first point of time is prior to the second point of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Lutz May
  • Patent number: 10139005
    Abstract: A sensor for sensing the integrity of a pressure relief device, along with associated systems and methods, are disclosed. The sensor may sense a designed area of weakness of a pressure relief device, such as an explosion vent or rupture disk. A monitor may monitor a signal from the sensor, which may be transmitted between the sensor and monitor by way of a sensor loop. In response to a change in the designed area of weakness, the signal from the sensor may be altered or interrupted, indicating that the designed area of weakness has changed. The signal from the sensor may be, for example, an electrical signal, optical signal, or an air flow in a pneumatic loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BS&B Safety Systems Limited
    Inventors: Geof Brazier, John Tomasko, Liam Fitzgerald, Stephen Farwell, Hughie Leahy
  • Patent number: 10127782
    Abstract: Methods and systems, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for providing an indication of a direction a person passes through a door in a property, the method including receiving, at a sensing device and from a control panel of an alarm system in a property, instructions to provide an indication of a direction a person passes through a door in the property; obtaining motion data using a motion sensor that is included in the sensing device; detecting the opening of the door using a magnetometer included in the sensing device; based on the obtained motion data and detected opening of the door, determining a direction a person passed through the door; and providing, to the control panel, an indication of the direction the person passed through the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam T. Barth, Mark Andrew Hanson
  • Patent number: 10115075
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to a rapid inventory management system that comprises an RFID reader, an antenna with an antenna shape, a high-conductive material, and RFID tags attached to items. In some embodiments, an inventory management system tracks inventory by interrogating RFID tags with an RF wave of a wavelength generating an RFID field and receiving data from the RFID tags that include information on the item. The high-conductive material may disposed at a distance of a quarter wavelength from the antenna. The antenna may comprise a particular shape of bends and arms, the arms at a distance of a quarter wavelength from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Oleg Kantor
  • Patent number: 10089850
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus to monitor component status in a bioprocessing environment are disclosed and described. Certain examples provide a sensor device for a disposable bioprocessing component. The example sensor device includes a first portion affixed to the component, the first portion configured to provide an identifier associated with the component. The example sensor device also includes a second portion configured to provide a status indication based on a state of the component. The example sensor device is configured to transmit the identifier and status indication to a control computer associated with a bioprocessing platform including the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB
    Inventors: Radislav A. Potyrailo, Klaus Gebauer, Kajsa Stridsberg-Friden, Timothy A. Wortley
  • Patent number: 10084313
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a self-powered utility delivery system that includes an energy generator that produces electrical energy and consequently regulates a pressure of utility flowing through the self-powered utility delivery system. Additionally, the self-powered utility delivery system includes an electronic utility meter that monitors a quantity (e.g., volume) of utility that flows through the self-powered utility delivery system and toward a consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Ertugrul Berkcan, Roman Leon Artiuch
  • Patent number: 10081299
    Abstract: A vehicle collision warning system includes a first sensor that generates a first signal indicating a traffic condition. The system includes an external warning signal system that emits an external warning signal to warn nearby traffic about a hazard condition. The external warning signal system includes a warning device configured to emit the external warning signal, and a processor. The processor receives the first signal from the first sensor, detects the hazard condition based on the first signal, and generates a control signal to cause the warning device to emit the external warning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Thunder Power New Energy Vehicle Development Company Limited
    Inventor: Massimiliano Brusco
  • Patent number: 10078955
    Abstract: A system and method includes a master/slave data bus, a plurality of sensing nodes, and a master node configured to communicate with the plurality of sensing nodes over the master/slave data bus. The master node is configured to command the plurality of sensing nodes into an event monitoring mode over the master/slave data bus. The plurality of sensing nodes are configured to digitize and retain a first amount of data during a listening mode of the event monitoring mode and detect an event based upon the first amount of data. The plurality of sensing nodes are further configured to drive an event trigger on the master/slave data bus upon detection of the event, and digitize and retain a second amount of data following detection of the event trigger on the master/slave data bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products
    Inventors: Travis Gang, Benjamin D. McBride, Matthew B. Burleigh
  • Patent number: 10071642
    Abstract: An apparatus for a vehicle having an electric propulsion motor and energy storage means for powering the motor, the apparatus being operable to generate an audible sonic signature in dependence on a result of a determination whether the vehicle is connected to a charging facility for charging the energy storage means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Iain Suffield, Katy Holloway
  • Patent number: 10062261
    Abstract: A system and related methods for detecting precursors prior to the formation of odor-causing compounds in a water heater appliance. A sulfate probe including a sulfate-selective electrode is in operative communication with a voltage sensor sensing open circuit potential between the water heater tank and the sulfate sensor probe. A method of alerting a consumer includes monitoring open circuit potential between a water heater tank and a sulfate sensor probe, evaluating the open circuit potential to determine a concentration of an odor precursor, and issuing an alert when the odor precursor concentration reaches a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Scott Shaffer
  • Patent number: 10043386
    Abstract: A vehicle communication system including a danger zone controller configured to set parameters of a danger zone, the parameters including location and size of the danger zone. A transmitter is configured to transmit the parameters of the danger zone to vehicles. A vehicle receiver of a vehicle is configured to receive the parameters of the danger zone in order to notify a driver of the vehicle of the danger zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Dotzler
  • Patent number: 10036782
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detection and analysis of battery condition information may be used with respect to, for example, battery powered hand hygiene product dispensers. The battery condition information may be used to identify potential low battery conditions, the type of dispenser, the type or form of product dispensed, and/or to detect occurrence of a battery replacement event in a hand hygiene product dispenser. The battery condition information may further be used to determine a number of dispenses remaining for a hand hygiene product dispenser. The battery condition information may further be used to provide battery condition information for battery operated hand hygiene product dispensers in hand hygiene compliance systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Erickson, Viktor Slobodyan