Patents Examined by Mirza F Alam
  • Patent number: 10513268
    Abstract: A vehicle safety system includes a controller in communication with at least one of an imaging system and a ranging system. At least one of the imaging system and the ranging system being arranged to monitor a distance and a speed of a forward vehicle and an incoming vehicle relative to a host vehicle. The controller is programmed to output for display a time left to pass the forward vehicle based on the distance and the speed of the forward vehicle and the incoming vehicle, responsive to indicia of an impending host vehicle maneuver to pass the forward vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Steering Solutions IP Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Zaki Ryne, Jian Sheng, Tejas M. Varunjikar, Farhad Bolourchi
  • Patent number: 10504041
    Abstract: A geolocation data discovery method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include a secure text mining circuit configured to mine a textual alert message of an event from secure source data for a geolocational indicator, a temporal indicator, and a type of alert, a geolocation and temporal embedding circuit configured to embed 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 circuit, and an event mapping circuit configured to map 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Catherine Helen Crawford, John Andrew Gunnels, Grzegorz Michal Swirszcz
  • Patent number: 10484254
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method includes generating a command configured to cause activation of local beaconing at a selected device, and transmitting the command to the selected device. An embodiment of a system includes a processor, a memory including instructions executable by the processor, wherein the instructions cause the processor to generate a command configured to cause a selected device to activate local beaconing, a port connected to the selected device, and a transmitter operable to transmit the command to the selected device via the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Ramkumar Vadivelu
  • Patent number: 10483866
    Abstract: According to one disclosed embodiment, a smart power delivery system includes a power conversion unit having a communication module and a power management module that can convert mains power into an optimized voltage and limited current used to power an electronic device. In one embodiment, a power conversion unit can optimize an output voltage by communicating with a connected electronic device and exchanging parameters representing desired characteristics of the output voltage. In one embodiment, an electronic device receives power from a power conversion unit through a wired power conduit. In another embodiment, an electronic device receives power from a power conversion unit through a wireless power conduit. In one embodiment, an optimal voltage is selected after negotiation between multiple electronic devices and a power conversion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: John Walley, Robert Hulvey
  • Patent number: 10475263
    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: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Good2Go, Inc.
    Inventors: Frances Heller, Nicolas M. Bonnet
  • Patent number: 10474852
    Abstract: A system for charging long-range radio frequency identification tags includes a plurality of physically separated transmitters. Each transmitter is configured to direct a respective energy beam to an energy location. A tag is at the energy location. The tag is configured to store a received energy from the energy location, to sense a sensor data and to transmit the sensor data to a reader after a capacitor connected to the tag charges to an operating voltage level. The capacitor is charged by the received energy. A controller is configured to align at the energy location for each of the plurality of transmitters, a respective frequency, and at least one of a respective phase, and a respective polarity of each respective energy beam to maximize an energy level at the energy location in response to a device response of the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Teslonix Inc.
    Inventors: Miodrag Bolic, James Stuart Wight, Rony Everildo Amaya, Cezary Paul Slaby
  • Patent number: 10459067
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking a subject using radio-frequency identification (RFID). In an embodiment, an antenna array comprising a plurality of articulating brackets and a plurality of antennas is provided. Each of the articulating brackets is configured to move one of the plurality of antennas into a plurality of positions, and each of the antennas is configured to receive a RFID signal. In addition, a processor receives RFID data based on RFID signals received by the antennas of the antenna array, and determines a trajectory of a subject based on the RFID data. Based on the determined trajectory of the subject, the processor controls one or more of the articulating brackets to move one or more of the antennas into a position to track the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: QUAKE GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Chetan Shantilal Karani, Luke Christopher Waidmann, Walker Edward Bolger-Kumm, Ronan Wisdom
  • Patent number: 10446015
    Abstract: An electronic monitoring bracelet, comprising a ring-shaped body (2) configured so as to be mounted around a limb or an object, and an electronic monitoring system positioned in the body, the electronic monitoring system comprising an integrity detection system (4) and an internal source of energy (12). The ring-shaped body (2) is in the form of a rigid shell containing a chamber or several chamber sections in which are positioned components of the electronic monitoring system, the ring-shaped body entirely encircling the bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GEOSATIS SA
    Inventors: Vincent Praplan, Edmund James Colli-Vignarelli, Urs Hunkeler, José Carlos Fernandes Demétrio
  • Patent number: 10446018
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a warning prompt control module which adjustably controls the display of warning prompts for vehicle elements in a vehicle, based on a determined profile with which the occupant is associated. An occupant detected in the vehicle interior can be associated with a profile based on a sensor data representation of the occupant correlating with a sensor data representation included in the profile, accessing a profile from a device supporting the occupant, etc. A profile can include interaction history data which indicate historical interactions with warning prompts for a vehicle element. Displaying a warning prompt for a vehicle element can be adjustably controlled based on the interaction history data, included in a profile, which is associated with the vehicle element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Byron B. Han, Kjell F. Bronder, Scott M. Herz, Russell Y. Webb
  • Patent number: 10442398
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle control system that performs detection and authentication of an electronic key being present in a detection range on a periphery of a vehicle, on the basis of polling performed by an on-vehicle apparatus. Any one of the on-vehicle apparatus and a first electronic key includes: a determination section configured to determine whether or not communication, between the on-vehicle apparatus and the first electronic key, in which the first electronic key returns a signal in response to a signal transmitted from the on-vehicle apparatus is continuously performed for not less than a predetermined time period; and a first processing section configured to restrict a response, by the first electronic key, to a first polling signal transmitted from the on-vehicle apparatus, when the determination section has determined that the communication is continuously performed for not less than the predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Shigeki Nishiyama, Tomoyuki Funayama
  • Patent number: 10438485
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for transmitting vehicle information to a portable personal communication device (PCD) is provided. The apparatus comprises a communication module positioned in the first vehicle. The communication module is configured to transmit a first signal including static information and dynamic information to the first PCD. The static information includes one of a first vehicle serial number and a vehicle type and the dynamic information includes one of a connect status, a driver alert rating, and a silent alarm. The first PCD is arranged to control operation thereof based on at least one of the static information and the dynamic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lee Miller, Doron M. Elliott, Robert Bruce Kleve
  • Patent number: 10438460
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for smart home devices are presented. Such smart home devices may include one or more environmental sensors that are configured to detect the presence of one or more environmental conditions. Such smart home devices may include a light comprising a plurality of lighting elements. Such a light may be configured to illuminate using a plurality of colors and, possibly, a plurality of animation patterns. Such smart home devices may include a processing system configured to cause the light to illuminate using the plurality of colors and the plurality of animation patterns in response to a plurality of states of the smart home device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Boyd, James B. Simister, Adam D. Mittleman, John B. Filson, Fred Bould, David Sloo, Jesse W. Boettcher, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10433033
    Abstract: A motion analysis system comprises a human wearable peripheral, a human wearable communication hub, a beacon, a data analysis server, and a cloud server. The peripheral comprises an orientation sensor that comprises an accelerometer, a magnetometer, and a gyroscope. The peripheral further comprises a processor and a wireless communication module. The hub comprises a communication module that communicates with the peripheral, as well as a sensor and a second wireless communication module. The beacon comprises a sensor and a communication module that communicates with the second communication module of the hub. The data analysis server communicates with the beacon and receives information from the beacon sensor, the hub sensor, and the orientation sensor. The data analysis server further comprises an internet connection with which the data analysis server can communicate with the cloud server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Pierre A. Touma
  • Patent number: 10424189
    Abstract: In a tracking device 10, a crescent-shaped PCB 12 partially encircles a battery 15 to minimize thickness of the device 10. A speaker 23 and an LED 24 emit alerts upon command of a control apparatus 37 or in response to motion or temperature sensed by sensor 25. A local network 40 has one hub 41 to tracking devices 33 and a wider area network 45 has multiple hubs for more detailed tracking of devices 33. A wide area network 50 tracks devices anywhere and stores data of each tracking device including its last known position and its sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PB, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J Daoura, Nicholas R Pearson-Franks
  • Patent number: 10395076
    Abstract: A mobile RFID container, such as a case, cargo container, vehicle, etc., includes an RFID detector configured to conduct an RFID scan to generate scan data concerning the items carried in the mobile RFID container, and location determining circuitry for generating location data concerning the location of the mobile RFID container. A method for distributing RFID-tagged items using the mobile RFID container includes placing a plurality of RFID-tagged items in the mobile RFID container, conducting one or more RFID scans to generate scan data concerning the contents of the RFID container, and processing the scan data and location data to determine the location of the mobile RFID container at times when the contents of the RFID container have changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Travis Phillips, Mark Sehmer
  • Patent number: 10380874
    Abstract: Systems and methods for localizing a bad condition in a crowded asset environment include providing a plurality of wireless transceivers associated with a sensor monitoring a condition of an asset, wherein each of the plurality of wireless transceivers in a long range operating mode adjusts the transmission power to a high output power, monitoring the conditions of the assets using the long range operating mode with a sensor receiver, communicating an alarm to the sensor receiver by at least one of the plurality of wireless transceiver, transmitting by the sensor receiver a command to all of the plurality of wireless transceivers to switch to a low transmission power output to allow a localization of the item, switching each of the plurality of wireless transceivers to operate in a localization operating mode, wherein the transmission power is set to a low output power, and localizing the sensor generating the alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Abhinay Venuturumilli
  • Patent number: 10363943
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a lane crossing assistance system for a vehicle. An electronic controller is configured to automatically detect a first crossing lane intersecting with a current lane occupied by a host vehicle. The electronic controller determines, based at least in part on sensor data received from the at least one object sensor mounted on the host vehicle, whether a crossing vehicle is present in the first crossing lane and moving towards an intersection of the first crossing lane and the current lane occupied by the host vehicle. The electronic controller then calculates a first lane crossing vehicle arrival time and a first lane crossing time. A cross traffic guidance indicator is configured to produce an indication perceivable by a driver of the host vehicle that the intersection cannot be crossed by the host vehicle under current conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Joachim Sedlmayr
  • Patent number: 10367812
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for implementing an integrated device includes operating a component of a security and/or automation system, wherein the component is housed with an electronic device that is connected to electrical wiring of a building, communicating between the component and a control panel of the security and/or automation system, and providing power to the component and the electronic device through the electrical wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Igor Matsenko
  • Patent number: 10354515
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving, at a home automation system, data from a detachable broadcasting device indicating an authenticated biosignature, the biosignature being authenticated at the detachable broadcasting device, and the biosignature being associated with an animate object or a mobile inanimate object. The method may further include authenticating the received data, and deriving an alarm bypass instruction based at least in part on the received data. The method may further include detecting a location of the detachable broadcasting device, and communicating the alarm bypass instruction to at least one of a plurality of sensors based at least in part on the detected location of the detachable broadcasting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Rongbin Lanny Lin, Brandon Bunker, Aaron Davis, Shiwei Liu
  • Patent number: 10347118
    Abstract: A control device and method for controlling a plurality of targeted devices. The control device includes orientation and direction sensors for measuring orientation and direction of the control device relative to the environment, a device location tracking system for determining the location of the control device relative to at least one reference device, a database for storing location data of spatial targets for the target devices, a processor for determining if the control device is pointed at the spatial target based on the location data of the spatial target and the orientation, direction, and location of the control device, and an input mechanism for receiving control instructions for controlling the targeted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Griffin Innovation
    Inventor: Jason Griffin