Patents Examined by Mirza F Alam
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10346795
    Abstract: Items associated with radio frequency (RF) identification (RFID) tags sequentially arranged in a list are to be retrieved from a venue. A mobile RFID tag reader is jointly movable with an operator. The reader is controlled to non-sequentially read the tags from the list. The operator is guided to find any one of the items by reading the tag associated with the any one item. The operator is prompted to retrieve the any one item and to remove the associated tag from the list. The guiding operation to the any one item is discontinued after retrieval of the one item. The guiding operation, the prompting operation, and the discontinuing operation are repeated for any others of the items from the list in a non-ordered sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy B. Austin, Mary Jo Serrino, Susan Flake
  • Patent number: 10339730
    Abstract: An article of manufacture including a tangible, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having instructions stored thereon for detecting a fault in a gas turbine engine that, in response to execution by a controller, cause the controller to perform operations comprising receiving, by the controller, a first data output from a first flight data source; receiving, by the controller, a second data output from a second flight data source; determining, by the controller, a first flight realm of the first data output based on the second data output; identifying, by the controller, a fault threshold using a first parameter of the first flight realm; and comparing, by the controller, the first data output to the fault threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Linda I. Rivera, Gregory S. Hagen, Alexander I. Khibnik
  • Patent number: 10339787
    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: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 10328754
    Abstract: A method for self-positioning tires and a tire pressure monitoring system are provided. The method for self-positioning tires includes: acquiring first position information detected by the first positioning circuit; acquiring second position information of each emitter respectively via corresponding second positioning circuit; and acquiring corresponding relative position information respectively between the receiver and each emitter based on the first position information of the receiver and the second position information of each emitter. In this way, compared with the method for achieving self-positioning function in the art, extra wires may not be needed and the origin wires of a vehicle may not be altered in the method of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AutoChips Inc.
    Inventor: Jian Zhou
  • Patent number: 10331921
    Abstract: The invention provides a temporary installation of a system of RFID-based terminals and user-worn RFID devices within an event interrogation zone. At an event, terminals are located within, and associated with, vendor booths erected in the interrogation zone. User RFID devices are issued to users wishing to enter the interrogation zone. Each user RFID device includes an element worn by the user, and an attached or embedded RFID tag with a stored unique UserID. Products for sampling have unique ProductIDs. The terminals are programmed for: (1) retrieving the UserID when the user enters the vendor booth; (2) retrieving a ProductID of a product sampled by the user; and (3) retrieving the UserID when the user leaves the vendor booth. The UserID and timestamps of entry, departure, and ProductIDs of products sampled are communicated to a server. The system allows tracking of products sampled and user behavior during an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Intellitix Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Serge Grimaux
  • Patent number: 10326445
    Abstract: A sensing apparatus for determining a pen input point includes a sensing loop unit, including loops, to output a first signal from a pen signal, wherein each loop includes two sub-loops separated by a distance; an area determination loop unit including at least one loop to output a second signal from the pen signal; and a controller to determine input point candidates based on the first signal and determine the input point from the input point candidates based on the second signal, wherein the two sub-loops are in series, wherein one sub-loop of the two sub-loops is disposed inside of an area in which one loop of the area determination loop unit is disposed and another sub-loop of the two sub-loops is disposed outside of the area in which the one loop is disposed, and wherein each loop of the sensing loop unit determines the candidates of the input point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Byung-Jik Kim
  • Patent number: 10325490
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a driving condition alert to vehicle drivers and others are disclosed. The alert is provided based on road location and attribute data; real-time, historic, and forecast traffic data; real-time, historic, and forecast weather data; and/or scheduled and unscheduled event data. The alert may include information indicating the reason for the alert provided. In addition, the alert may include a relative scale of hazard (e.g., a scale of 1-10 with 1 representing no hazard and 10 representing the highest hazardous condition). As a result of receiving the alert, the driver may adjust their route or driving behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Timothy A. McGrath, Matthew G. Lindsay
  • Patent number: 10319163
    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: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Murphy
  • Patent number: 10302577
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of non-deactivatable security compositions comprising the combination of at least two types of particles of oxide materials, where said particles have a different size and/or morphology, and where the inorganic oxide materials have at least one transition metal or one lanthanide element, and radiofrequency wave absorption properties. The invention also relates to security articles, documents or elements incorporating these compositions, as well as to a method and to a system for detection thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Vicente Garcia Juez, Jose Francisco Fernandez Lozano, Javier Gamo Aranda, Miguel Angel Rodriguez Barbero, Juan Jose Romero Fanego
  • Patent number: 10302756
    Abstract: A system is described for measuring distance between an RFID reader and an RFID backscatter tag, including an adaptive linear combiner, which is a tapped delay line with controllable weights on each tap, and outputs that are summed and subtracted from a reference to produce an error signal. After a sufficient number of cycles, the weight distribution indicates the delay of the received signal with respect to the reference, and by extension determines the distance between the tag and receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Michael George Melville, John Todd Elson
  • Patent number: 10292659
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle operating element (12) comprising a sensor (14) for non-invasive measurement of biomolecules in the blood of an operator of a vehicle operating element (12) by means of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, comprising at least one antenna (16) which includes at least a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer and an insulating layer being sandwiched between the two conductive layers. By means of the second conductive layer an excitation signal can be coupled out and an off-resonance excitation signal can be coupled into the antenna (16). Furthermore, a method of non-invasive measurement of biomolecules and a method of operating a vehicle are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Guido Hirzmann, Martin Seyffert, Raymond Glocker, Chunnan Chen, Hendrik Dietrich
  • Patent number: 10290194
    Abstract: System and techniques for an occupancy sensor are described herein. Images from a camera can be received. Here, the camera has a certain a field of view. A proximity indicator from a proximity detector can be received when an object enters the field of view. The images from the camera are processed to provide an occupancy indication. A first technique is used for the occupancy indication in the absence of the proximity indicator and a second technique is used otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Analog Devices Global
    Inventor: Akshayakumar Haribhatt
  • Patent number: 10282521
    Abstract: Medication management and reporting technology, in which output from at least one sensor configured to sense physical activity in a building in which medication of a patient is located is monitored and a determination is made to capture one or more images of the medication based on the monitoring. A camera is used to capture an image of the medication and the captured image is analyzed to detect a state of the medication. Information regarding a schedule by which the medication should be taken by the patient is accessed and an expected state of the medication is determined. The detected state is compared with the expected state and a determination is made that the patient has departed from the schedule based on the comparison revealing that the detected state does not match the expected state. A message indicating the departure from the schedule is sent based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Hanson, Elizabeth Leslie Manson
  • Patent number: 10282977
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods of training and controlling multiple functions of a remote device with a single transceiver channel. A trainable transceiver may detect a button press on a command button corresponding to a channel. The trainable transceiver may identify the channel as trained to control a first function of the remote device. The trainable transceiver may determine that a second function of the remote device satisfies a message similarity condition with the first function. The trainable transceiver may train the channel to control both the first function and the second function, responsive to determining that the second function satisfies the message similarity condition with the first function. The trainable transceiver may configure the command button to transmit control signals to alternately actuate the first function and the second function of the remote device responsive to successive button presses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Todd R. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 10272876
    Abstract: A method of operating an ad hoc network to protect a passenger-as-a-pedestrian of a stationary vehicle from a vehicle in motion. The network comprises an electronic key for the stationary vehicle carried by the passenger-as-a-pedestrian, an electronic-control-unit with a car-access-system and an on-board-unit with a vehicle-to-vehicle-system as components of a vehicle-network of the stationary vehicle. The car-access-system interfaces the vehicle-to-vehicle-system through the vehicle-network, the one vehicle in motion comprises a vehicle-to-vehicle-system, the on-board-unit of the stationary vehicle receives information from the car-access-system of the electronic-control-unit of the stationary vehicle, and the on-board-unit communicates based on the received information as vehicle-to-driver communication via the vehicle-to-vehicle system of the stationary vehicle with any vehicle in motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Peiker Acustic GmbH & Co. KG, Valeo Peiker Telematics Product Line
    Inventors: Andrew Draper, Amine Taleb-Bendiab
  • Patent number: 10264865
    Abstract: Luggage as well as systems, devices, methodologies, and software for use with such luggage are disclosed. The luggage may include one or more compartments and lids that can be locked. The luggage may also include an identification device for obtaining information identifying a user and a computing device, such as a microcontroller or processor. The computing device may be configured to compare identification information with reference identification information to determine whether a user is authorized to access an interior of the luggage. Based on results of the comparison, the computing device may control a locking mechanism to unlock one or more of lids of the luggage to allow a user access to the interior of the luggage. The luggage may also include a GPS transceiver for tracking the luggage, a sensor for weighing the luggage, or a coupling mechanism to couple the luggage to another piece of luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Matte-Veede FZE
    Inventor: Jonathan Jacob
  • Patent number: 10269252
    Abstract: A collision warning method includes receiving a collision risk indication from a traffic collision avoidance system of an aircraft, receiving a preset altitude, comparing the preset altitude and an altitude associated with the collision risk indication, and providing a warning in the aircraft when the preset altitude and the altitude associated with the collision risk are within a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Safe Flight Instrument Corporation
    Inventor: Randall A. Greene
  • Patent number: 10267933
    Abstract: A system may include a message server. The system may include a telemetry unit in communication with the message server. The telemetry unit may be configured to discover an identification of an auxiliary device coupled thereto. The telemetry unit may be configured to report the identification to the message server. The telemetry unit may be configured to request the message server to send messages associated with the identification to the telemetry unit. The telemetry unit may be configured to forward the messages to the auxiliary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PGS Geophysical AS
    Inventor: Geir Andre Motzfeldt Drange
  • Patent number: 10260902
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring a utility resource are disclosed. One system includes a plurality of utility resource usage capture components connected to a utility resource management computing system via a satellite communications network. Each of the utility resource usage capture components includes a utility resource meter interface and a satellite communication module. The utility resource meter interface is configured to communicate with a plurality of different types of utility resource meters from a plurality of different manufacturers. Each of the plurality of utility resource usage capture components has a low power state and an operational state and configured to automatically enter the operational state, interrogate an associated utility resource meter to obtain a reading and communicate the reading via the satellite communication module, and return to the low power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Information Data Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Les Robinson, Rod Redlin, Angelo A. Polsinelli, Keith W. Carlson, Stephen A. Uban