Patents Examined by Mirza F Alam
  • Patent number: 10781610
    Abstract: A portable, temporary removable system for locking and unlocking a door knob, door lever or locking deadbolt without the requirement of using keyed entry. Several manners of automated locking and unlocking are introduced and the instant system is designed for quick installation and removal. Once attached, the system may be remotely controlled from the outside of the door via a pattern of knocks, via electronic communications or a combination of a knock pattern and electronic communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Murphy
  • Patent number: 10733871
    Abstract: Novel techniques are described for automated crisis incident response in facilities having networks of Internet of Things (IoT devices). For example, embodiments can operate in context of automatically responding to an active shooter incident in a school. Detection of a gunshot event can trigger embodiments automatically to obtain (e.g., retrieve and/or compute) and execute an automated response plan. Execution of the plan can involve automated control of multiple IoT devices installed in and around the facility, and can be responsive to feedback from the IoT devices. Some embodiments facilitate interaction with crisis responders via a responder network, providing such responders with various levels of information access and/or control of components (e.g., execution of the automated response plan can also be responsive to commands issued by responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jeff McSchooler, Max Stephen Gratton
  • Patent number: 10733541
    Abstract: A geolocation data discovery method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include mining a textual alert message of an event from secure source data for a geolocational indicator, a temporal indicator, and a type of alert, embedding a geolocational tag location and a temporal tag time to the event based on the geolocational indicator and the temporal indicator mined from the textual alert message by the secure text mining, mapping the event with an icon related to the type of alert at the geolocational tag location on a navigational map at a time associated with the temporal tag time of the event, learning a false-positive event by comparing a secure sensor with an unsecure sensor as the secure source data, and removing updates to the icon on the map based on the learned false-positive event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Catherine Helen Crawford, John Andrew Gunnels, Grzegorz Michal Swirszcz
  • Patent number: 10730575
    Abstract: A method for guiding a cyclist on a bicycle equipped with a bicycle handlebar. The method includes: on each side of a central zone in which the bicycle handlebar is attached to the bicycle handlebar stem, separately illuminating a proximal light-emitting zone located next to the central attachment zone or a distal light-emitting zone depending on the route to be followed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: VEL'CO
    Inventors: Pierre Regnier, Romain Savoure, Johnny Smith
  • Patent number: 10713922
    Abstract: A monitoring and control system receives input indicating occupancy state of a user with regard to a designated area, or a plurality of areas therein or portions thereof. The system further receives, from one or more of a plurality of sensing capable devices of, or in communication with, the monitoring and control system, input indicating a respective event involving the user entering or exiting the designated area, or an area therein or portion thereof, the sensing capable devices situated on or near the user, within the designated area, or in one or more of the plurality of areas therein, or portions thereof. The system transmits a message to the user responsive to the respective event involving the user entering or exiting the designated area and the occupancy state of the user with regard to the designated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Katerra, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Burke, Brian Joseph Reeves, Paul Edward Reeves
  • Patent number: 10706712
    Abstract: Methods and systems, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for reducing the likelihood of signaling failover in an alarm system, the method including identifying alarm events detected at monitored properties by monitoring systems that are located at the monitored properties; tracking the ability of a primary application infrastructure to transmit, to a central monitoring station server, the alarm events; detecting disruption in the ability of the primary application infrastructure to transmit the alarm events to the central monitoring station server; based on the detected disruption, enabling a signal transmission switch that switches a path for alarm events from the primary application infrastructure to a secondary application infrastructure, the secondary application infrastructure being an infrastructure operated by a cloud service provider; and based on enablement of the transmission switch, transmitting, by the secondary application infrastructure, at least one alarm event to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 10706693
    Abstract: A haptic device is provided that includes a first haptic assembly, comprising (i) a first end effector, and (ii) a first actuator coupled with the first end effector. The first actuator is configured to move the first end effector in first direction(s). The first haptic assembly is configured to create a first haptic stimulation or a second haptic stimulation, felt by a wearer of the haptic device, when the first actuator moves the first end effector in the first direction(s). The haptic device includes a second haptic assembly, comprising: (i) a second end effector, and (ii) a second actuator coupled with the second end effector. The second actuator is configured to move the second end effector in second direction(s). The second haptic assembly is configured to create a third haptic stimulation, felt by the wearer, when the second actuator moves the second end effector in the second direction(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Pablo Castillo Canales, Ali Israr
  • Patent number: 10687575
    Abstract: The disclosure provides conspicuity devices and methods. A first embodiment includes a glove with at least one elongate lighting device adapted and configured to admit light having an advantageous spectral energy distribution. Additional articles of clothing are provided herein for enhanced conspicuity, such as for emergency workers and athletes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CSC Group LLC
    Inventor: Joseph A. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10687107
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to computer systems, and more specifically, to a premise monitoring system. In one embodiment, the invention includes operations of receiving one or more signals containing a device identifier and a device condition from one or more remote alarm monitoring systems; retrieving enhanced information based on the device identifier and/or the device condition; determining one or more communication methods and/or communication destinations based on the device identifier and/or the device condition; and dispatching the enhanced information to the one or more communication destinations using the one or more communication methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Capital, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney W. Fox
  • Patent number: 10684978
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a device, including: a memory that stores data; an indicator element; a proximity sensor; and a processor that is operatively coupled to the memory, and the indicator element, the processor: responding, in connected state, to an indication by the proximity element with an output to the indicator element. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Russell Speight VanBlon, Scott Wentao Li, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury
  • Patent number: 10672259
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring emergency personnel during an emergency incident is disclosed. The emergency personnel wear wireless communication units (CU) including a short-range radio and a long-range radio. CUs are configured to periodically transmit a unique identification from the short-range radio of the CU, receive the unique identification transmitted from the short-range radio of any other CU within range of the short-range radio, and transmit a data packet from the long-range radio, each data packet containing the unique identification of the CU and all the unique identifications recently received from any other CUs. The system can include an incident command monitoring system including a computing device to access a personnel and unique identifier database and analyze the data packets and initiate an alert if the unique identification associated with one of the emergency personnel has not been received by the communication unit of a team member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Huseth, Cleopatra Cabuz
  • Patent number: 10650628
    Abstract: A remote programming system for engine control units of vehicles operates by coupling an onboard diagnostic interface device with an engine control unit of a vehicle, communicatively linking the interface device with a hand held device, communicatively linking the hand held device with a back end programming machine that is remotely located from the vehicle, communicating identifying information about the vehicle to the programming machine via the interface device, the hand held device, and the communication network(s), determining an action and programming information needed to program the engine control unit of the vehicle to accept a replacement key, sending the action and programming information from the programming machine to the hand held device via the communication network(s), and programming the engine control unit of the vehicle to accept the replacement key to activate the vehicle using or responsive to use of the action and programming information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: EZ KEY PROGRAMMING, LLC
    Inventors: Terry Tonsing, Patrick Linsenbardt
  • Patent number: 10643407
    Abstract: A driving event recording method and system for non-image-based car accident cause determination are disclosed. The system includes an external-event determination unit, an internal-driving-behavior-event determination unit, and a processor electrically connected to both determination units. The method is carried out as follows. The external-event determination unit generates information about an external event, and at the same time the internal-driving-behavior-event determination unit generates information about an internal driving behavior event. The processor receives the external-event information and the internal-driving-behavior-event information and uploads both pieces of information to a cloud storage space in a text or program code format for storage in a blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Ching-Chou Tang, Chao-Tang Yu, Chien-Liang Hsieh, Kun-Yu Li, Jhih-Deng Hong, Yu-Hao Chung, Ming-Ta Wu, Sheng-Kai Huang, Qing-Yuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10636268
    Abstract: A power saving system comprising a visual monitoring system locating a user, a first end of a link coupled to a first transceiver, a second end of the link coupled to a second transceiver, a component coupled to the first transceiver and the visual monitoring system locates the user being beyond a distance to access the component, whereby the link is deactivated and an overall power usage of the link is minimized. The link is activated when the visual monitoring system locates the user being within the distance to access the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TrackThings LLC
    Inventors: Quinton Andrew Gabara, Thaddeus John Gabara
  • Patent number: 10620270
    Abstract: An interactive logo includes a graphical mark, at least one property of the graphical mark, and a logo surface. The graphical mark is disposed on an enclosure of the electronic device to identify a company, an organization, or a brand. At least one property of the graphical mark changes corresponding to an amount of power remaining from a battery to power the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Schee, Jun Long, Zheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10613635
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to the technical field of electronic devices, and a method for generating a motor brake signal is disclosed. In the present disclosure, the method for generating a motor brake signal includes the following steps: S1: controlling a motor by using different brake signals respectively to obtain vibration margins of the motor corresponding to the brake signals; and S2: selecting, from the brake signals, a brake signal with superior performance as the motor brake signal based on the vibration margins of the motor, wherein the smaller the vibration margin of the motor is, the more superior performance the corresponding brake signal has. The present disclosure further provides an apparatus for generating a motor brake signal. The method and the apparatus for generating a motor brake signal that are provided in the present disclosure enable the motor to have a good brake effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanlin Deng, Xiang Lu, Zheng Xiang
  • Patent number: 10614692
    Abstract: Various arrangements for operating a hazard detector are presented. A smoke concentration may be measured using a sensor of the hazard detector. A carbon dioxide concentration may be measured using a carbon dioxide sensor of the hazard detector. The measured smoke concentration may be analyzed in combination with the measured carbon dioxide concentration to determine whether a heads-up alert or warning alarm is to be output. The heads-up alert or the warning alarm may be output based on analyzing the measured smoke concentration in combination with the measured carbon dioxide concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kishore Bajaj, Andrii Korchak
  • Patent number: 10605589
    Abstract: A laser measuring system for continuous measurement of a plurality of connected tubulars being inserted into or removed from a wellbore. The laser measuring system can have a laser housing with one or more laser surface velocimeters. The laser housing with a laser arm can be connected to a support member and can communicate via a network to a computer processor and data storage for measuring pipe joint length in real time. A pressurized gas port can pressurize the laser housing above ambient pressure to keep a laser beam clear of particulate and well fluids or ambient pressure can be used with a continuous airflow device. The laser beam is used to detect and calculate length and quantity of tubulars moving past the laser beam transmitting the information to the computer processor in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Bobby Frank Hicks, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10586450
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dynamic parking regulation method, from a set of payment terminals arranged on the roadway for the sale and issuing of at least rights to park, wherein each is associated with a right to park in a parking space, wherein the method includes the following steps implemented by each payment terminal provided with a data capture device that is designed to capture data that is representative of the occupation of the parking space close by: capturing data that is representative of the occupation of the parking space close to the given terminal with the aid of the capture device; and obtaining an updated right to park based on the occupation of a parking place determined as a function of at least the captured data, and issuing at least one right to park as a function of updated right to park.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: FLOWBIRD
    Inventor: David LagniƩ
  • Patent number: 10568303
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for automatically locating an animal by means of radio waves and a plurality of nodes (1, 2, 3), wherein the animal is located on a ground (5) and is equipped with a node (1) of the radio locating system to be located and with one or more acceleration sensors. By evaluating the measurement results of the acceleration sensors, a conclusion is drawn about which activity the animal is presently performing and at which height above the ground (5) the node (1) is located. The calculation of the position of the node (1) to be located from the measurement results of the radio locating system is influenced by the assumption of said height as a constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Smartbow GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Auer