Patents Examined by Mirza F Alam
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10562450
    Abstract: A time to lane crossing that is a measure of a time for a vehicle to cross from a lane to another lane, is determined. A lane negotiation characteristic that is a measure of a mean vehicle offset front the lane, is determined. A first mechanism is actuated in a wearable device when the time to lane crossing is below a first threshold and the lane negotiation characteristic exceeds a second threshold. A second mechanism is actuated in the vehicle when a lane negotiation controller detects an imminent lane departure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, Yifan Chen, Padma Aiswarya Kolisetty, Basavaraj Tonshal, Hsin-hsiang Yang
  • Patent number: 10565871
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and device for requesting for a road right. The method for requesting for a road right comprises: judging whether a road section where a road right requesting vehicle is currently located is in a congestion state, and searching and screening requested vehicles within a predetermined range according to a direction for a lane change request and positioning information, to realize automatic searching and screening of the requested vehicles; and further establishing a communication connection with the selected requested vehicle, transmitting a road right occupation request to the selected requested vehicle, and performing a lane change operation when the selected requested vehicle agrees with the road right occupation request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengpeng Feng, Fan Yang, Xiao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10565531
    Abstract: A system 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: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: GOOD2GO, INC.
    Inventor: Frances Heller
  • Patent number: 10562542
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle including a sensor system that outputs a sensor signal indicative of a condition of the autonomous vehicle. The vehicle also includes a user interface device with a display. A computing system determines, based upon a profile of the passenger, that support is to be provided pictorially to the passenger when the support is provided to the passenger. The computing system further detects occurrence of an event that has been identified as potentially causing discomfort to the passenger. The computing system yet further sets a predefined pictorial support message defined in an account corresponding to the event maintained in a database prior to occurrence of the event as a pictorial support message to be presented to the passenger. The computing system additionally causes the display to present the pictorial support message, wherein the pictorial support message solicits feedback from the passenger of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jacqueline Mary Shannon, Stephanie Olivia Engle
  • Patent number: 10565877
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to relocate vehicles based on vehicle and environmental characteristics are disclosed. A vehicle includes a sensor to determine a temperature of an environment surrounding the vehicle, a vehicle identifier to determine a characteristic of the vehicle, and a parking spot selector to select a parking spot based on the temperature and the characteristic of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Aed M. Dudar
  • Patent number: 10559178
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detaching a security tag from an article. The methods comprising: integrating a mobile communication device with a mobile tag detacher; receiving a tag body of the security tag in an insert space of the mobile tag detacher; mechanically coupling the tag body of the security tag to the mobile tag detacher if at least one of the mobile communication device and the mobile tag detacher verified that removal of the security tag from the article is permitted; performing operations by the mobile tag detacher to facilitate the detachment of the security tag from the article; and decoupling the tag body from the mobile tag reader such that the tag body is removable from the insert space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Sergio M. Perez, Adam S. Bergman
  • Patent number: 10555110
    Abstract: A proximity location system and method thereof for locating a communications device. A radio-frequency identification (RFID) proximity location tag is arranged in a proximity of the communications device and detected thereby. A proximity location key included in the RFID proximity location tag is acquired by the communications device and forwarded to a location information server. The location information is queried for location information associated with the proximity location key. Based on the location information, data transmitted by the communications device is routed to the appropriate receiver of the data. The location information is also provided to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Ciesla, Ken Davis, Monica Ann Marics
  • Patent number: 10548430
    Abstract: A coffee brewing apparatus comprises a corresponding coffee brewer as well as a sensor that is configured and arranged to sense food components as used by that means for brewing coffee beverages. This coffee brewing apparatus then further comprises an external network interface that is configured and arranged to facilitate interfacing with a remote resource (or resources). The coffee brewing apparatus can further comprise an end user interface and a processor that is operably coupled to the sensor, the external network interface, and the end user interface and that is configured and arranged to independently use information regarding food components as are used by the means for brewing coffee beverages to facilitate obtaining corresponding responsive information from the remote resource and to then present that information to an end user via the end user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.V.
    Inventors: Brent Guard, Gary Burton-Wilcock
  • Patent number: 10546485
    Abstract: An aberration engine that collects data sensed by a monitoring system that monitors a property of a user and aggregates the collected data over a period of a time. The aberration engine detects, within the aggregated data, patterns of recurring events and, based on detecting the patterns of recurring events within the aggregated data, takes action related to the monitoring system based on the detected patterns of recurring events within the aggregated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10540884
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for remote presence security is described. In one embodiment, an event is detected in relation to a premises. Upon detecting the event, a location of an occupant of the premises is determined in relation to the premises. Upon determining the occupant is a predetermined distance away from the premises, a first type of notification is sent. The first type of notification includes a display of real-time video being captured at the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Jefferson Lyman
  • Patent number: 10539620
    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: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Erickson, Viktor Slobodyan
  • Patent number: 10536810
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus comprises an accelerometer, an air-pressure sensor, a communication unit, and an at least one processor. The at least one processor performs determination processing of determining whether probability that the user will move on a road at the intersection after the user approaches the intersection is high based on change in the air-pressure value if the at least one processor detects approach of the user to the intersection when the user is moving in a predetermined movement manner. The at least one processor sends a notification that the user will move on the intersection to a roadside unit if the probability that the user will move on a road at the intersection is high. The at least one processor does not send a notification that the user will move on the intersection to a roadside unit if the probability is not high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Shinya Saito, Tetsushi Wakasa
  • Patent number: 10525312
    Abstract: A device includes a signaling means and a motion sensor, and logic for activating or controlling the signaling means in response to a sensed motion according to an embedded logic. The device may be used as a toy, and may be shaped like a play ball or as a handheld unit. It may be powered from a battery, either chargeable from an AC power source directly or contactless by using induction or by converting electrical energy from harvested kinetic energy. The embedded logic may activate or control the signaling means, predictably or randomly, in response to sensed acceleration magnitude or direction, such as sensing the crossing of a preset threshold or sensing the peak value. The visual means may be a numeric display for displaying a value associated with the count of the number of times the threshold has been exceeded or the peak magnitude of the acceleration sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 10529196
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a smart home device is presented. The smart home device may include at least one sensor. The smart home device may include a speaker, a light, and a motion detection sensor that detects motion in an ambient environment of the smart home device. A processing system of the smart home device may be configured to select an illumination state based on a determined status. The processing system may cause the light to illuminate based on the selected illumination state. The processing system may determine a gesture has been performed in the ambient environment of the smart home device following the light being illuminated based on the selected illumination state. The processing system may output a detail of the status via the speaker corresponding to the illumination state in response to determining the gesture has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Sloo, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, Maxime Veron, Sophie Le Guen, Yoky Matsuoka, Jeffrey A. Boyd
  • Patent number: 10522025
    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: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB
    Inventors: Radislav A. Potyrailo, Klaus Gebauer, Kajsa Stridsberg-Friden, Timothy A. Wortley
  • Patent number: 10516741
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a smart control device includes an input device; a communication circuit; a connection circuit configured to be electrically connected to another control device; a processor; and a memory. Wherein the memory stores one or more instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to when the control device is not connected with the another control device through the connection circuit, transmit a message associated with a request for execution of a first function to the external device through the communication circuit when receiving an input signal based on the input device; and in when control device is connected with the another control device through the connection circuit, transmit a message associated with a request for execution of a second function corresponding to the second state to the external device through the communication circuit when receiving a user input associated with execution of a specified function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ye Seul Hong, Jae Seok Myung, Yoon Su Kim, Sahng Hee Bahn, Jung Joo Sohn, Kyung Ho Jeong, Young Kyu Jin