Patents Examined by Muhammad Adnan
  • Patent number: 10421398
    Abstract: A driving-assistance device 100 makes it a condition for implementing driving assistance for collision avoidance that a normal travel area AR is set in the vicinity of a host vehicle, and that an unavoidable obstacle D is present within the normal travel area AR. Particularly, in the driving-assistance device 100, a degree of width W of the normal travel area AR is set in accordance with a rule based on a type or the like of the obstacle D. For this reason, a timing at which a collision with the obstacle D cannot be avoided within the normal travel area AR (timing at which a condition for implementing driving assistance for collision avoidance is established) becomes variable in accordance with the type or the like of the obstacle D. Thus, it is possible to implement the driving assistance for collision avoidance more appropriate to a driver's intuition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10420682
    Abstract: Sensor arrangement and method for monitoring a person with a sensor arrangement, which includes measuring electronics and a sensor structure that can be fitted onto a base. The sensor structure includes at least one sensor, and the arrangement determines, by the data measured by the measuring electronics and the sensor, a change in the moisture of the base and the presence of a person on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MARICARE OY
    Inventors: Juha Lindström, Atte Piipponen, Göran Sundholm
  • Patent number: 10417512
    Abstract: Provided is at least two of a direction determination unit which determines that the state is abnormal when a gaze direction of a driver of a vehicle is not within a first predetermined range based on a captured image of a head of the driver, a height determination unit which determines that the state is abnormal when a height of an eye of the driver is not within a second predetermined range based on the captured image, and a position determination unit which determines that the state is abnormal when a position of the head in a lateral direction is not within a third predetermined range based on the captured image; and an abnormal state determination unit which determines whether the state of the driver is abnormal based on the determination results of the determination units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minori Yamataka, Takeshi Enya
  • Patent number: 10410515
    Abstract: An emergency vehicle alert system is an emergency vehicle transmitter system with multiple possible passenger vehicles, motorcycle, and pedestrian receivers that are able to receive the emergency signal when located or passing within a predetermined radius. The system, in addition to the audio warning system, may be adapted to reduce or to silence the volume of radios and personal electronic devices within proximity to the emergency transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Jose Muro-Calderon
  • Patent number: 10405069
    Abstract: A modular sensor system may perform soil and water analysis at various depths. For instance, chemical composition may be determined and concentration and/or environmental parameters, such as pressure, temperature, and/or moisture, may be measured at different depths. A sensor bus head, at least one sensor rod, and a sensor bus terminus may be vertically stacked and interconnected through a bus network such that the system is modular and reconfigurable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: urban-gro, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammed Rana Basheer, Atul A. Patel
  • Patent number: 10377330
    Abstract: A lateral rollover risk warning device can report vehicle rollover risk in real time during traveling with no need for inputting radius of a curved path in advance. It includes a first acceleration sensor detecting an external force applied in up-down direction of a vehicle body; an angular velocity sensor detecting a rotation around vehicle axis of vehicle body; and a second acceleration sensor detecting an external force in right-left direction of vehicle body, with an arithmetic part using detection results given by first acceleration sensor and angular velocity sensor to calculate a limit index of vehicle being led to a rollover, and using detection result given by second acceleration sensor to calculate a comparative index to be compared with limit index in real time; and a reporting part using limit index and comparative index to report lateral rollover risk warning information telling the rollover risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: National University Corporation Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
    Inventor: Yutaka Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10380817
    Abstract: A method and system for providing hands free operation of at least one vehicle door is provided that include determining if a portable device is located within at least one local area polling zone of a vehicle. The method and system also include determining if the portable device is stationary for a predetermined period of time within the at least one local area polling zone of the vehicle. The method and system further include supplying an amount of power to a motor associated with the at least one vehicle door to open or close the at least one vehicle door if it is determined that the portable device is stationary for the predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wesley W. Kim, Brian K. Lickfelt, Douglas R. Reed, Emanuel Ulises Perez Zenteno, Tyler J. Rupp, Kentaro Yoshimura, Chyuan Y. Muh, Spencer A. Kennedy, Tomonori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10344522
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for generating weather related notices using features of a home automation system. According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for generating weather related notices with a home automation system includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory. The instructions are executable by the processor to receive weather data about current weather conditions, receive status information about at least one barrier of a property monitored by the home automation system, and generate at least one notice based at least in part on the weather data and the status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Gordon Hatch
  • Patent number: 10336188
    Abstract: A vehicle display system includes a display device, a driver state determiner, and a display controller. The display device is configured to provide a display on a window of a vehicle. The driver state determiner is configured to determine whether a driver of the vehicle is in a normal state. The display controller is configured to control displaying of the display device, depending on whether the driver is in the normal state. The display controller is configured to control the displaying of the display device to provide a display for the driver when the driver is determined by the driver state determiner as being in the normal state, and to provide a display for an outside of the vehicle when the driver is determined by the driver state determiner as not being in the normal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Torii, Noeru Sato, Ryuichi Sumikawa
  • Patent number: 10332325
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an access control system and an access control method using the same. The access control method in which a door operating device determines whether to open a door on the basis of an authentication token acquired from a user terminal without intervention of an authentication server includes obtaining the authentication token from the user terminal; determining whether the user have authorization for accessing the door based on a authentication information included in the authentication token; controlling the door to be opened in case of determined that the user have authorization for accessing the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SUPREMA INC.
    Inventors: Seong Jik Lee, Dong Mok Shin, Seong Bin Choi, Jae Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10325474
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a solution for fault unit indication. In some embodiments, there is provided a method for positioning a fault unit. The method comprises supplying power to a controller and a light emitting diode (LED) circuit by a battery module, wherein the LED circuit includes a plurality of LEDs associated with a plurality of units. The method further comprises transmitting a trigger signal to the controller by the battery module in response to receiving a control signal for triggering positioning, such that an LED of the plurality of LEDs associated with a fault unit is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Cheng, Haifang Zhai, Wei Shu, Sean Xu, Sandburg Hu
  • Patent number: 10319199
    Abstract: Sound pressure information indicated by a sound signal and belonging to a frequency range above an upper limit that enables at least a user to perceive a vibration is converted into sound pressure information belonging to a frequency range less than or equal to the upper limit or belonging to a low-frequency range, and a vibration signal is generated using the sound pressure information after the conversion. This makes it possible to generate a vibration signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Obana, Kochi Kawai, Junichiro Miyatake, Masahiko Inami, Kouta Minamizawa
  • Patent number: 10304318
    Abstract: An anti-masking device for an intrusion detector and method for detecting a masking substance is disclosed. The device can comprise a cover enclosing an interior area housing an electric light source and a light detecting sensor. The cover can have a light-permeable area having an exterior surface with a jagged array including a plurality of parallel spaced-apart teeth forming a series of alternating channels and projections. A light guide can be provided with opposing first and second ends. The first end can be located within the interior area adjacent the light source and the second end can be located adjacent the exterior surface of the cover. The light guide can be configured to direct light outside the cover and onto the jagged array. The jagged area can be configured to refract light from the light guide through the cover and into the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Haidong Xu, Xuanjiao Li, Guobin Xu, Ning Zhang, Zhongying Huang
  • Patent number: 10304341
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for communicating between a bicycle and a vehicle to prevent vehicle open door accidents is provided. The present invention may include collecting data from a vehicle device associated with the vehicle and a bicycle device associated with the bicycle, wherein the vehicle device and the bicycle device transmit and receive alert signals and proximity alerts. The present invention may also include determining the vehicle is involved in a high-risk activity. The present invention may then include determining the bicycle is in proximity of the vehicle involved in a high-risk activity. The present invention may further include transmitting, by the bicycle device, the proximity alerts to the vehicle involved in a high-risk activity. The present invention may then include transmitting, by the vehicle device, the alert signals to the bicycle device that the vehicle is involved in a high-risk activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco P. Crasso, Jeronimo Irazabal
  • Patent number: 10304267
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for continuously authenticating individuals are provided. A continuous authentication system receives first biometric authentication information from an individual. The system compares the first biometric authentication information to stored first biometric information to identify the individual and links the identified individual to a device for obtaining second biometric authentication information. The device for obtaining second biometric authentication information continuously receives second biometric authentication information. The continuous authentication system compares the received second biometric authentication information to stored second biometric information that corresponds to the individual to determine if the received second biometric authentication information corresponds to the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NOBLIS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Patrick Ashenfelter, George Ihor Kiebuzinski, John R. Mercier, Matthew K. Monaco, Lawrence Dennis Nadel, Jonathan Mark Phillips, Daniel Farlow Uyesugi
  • Patent number: 10300876
    Abstract: Systems and approaches for detecting an event, such as a crash involving a motorized and/or non-motorized vehicle, are described. In one approach, a listening component of a mobile computing device is first activated. This listening component may then monitor the sound proximate thereto (e.g., within the vehicle in which the mobile computing device is disposed). Using one or more processors, an audio source may be detected which was generated by an event (such as, for example, a crash involving the vehicle and/or an alerting triggering phrase) and was sensed by the listening component. Using an audio recognition technique, the detected audio source is processed to determine a severity of the event which generated the audio signal. This detection step may include identifying a type and magnitude of the detected audio signal using audio signal identification data. An information signal based on the severity of the event is then transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael S. Jacob, Nathan L. Tofte
  • Patent number: 10300846
    Abstract: An image display device includes an illuminator and a detector. The illuminator is configured to send out light on a road surface frontward of a vehicle, to display an image on the road surface. The detector is configured to detect a pedestrian frontward of the vehicle. The illuminator is configured to cause a notification image to be on chronologically-changeable display on the road surface. The notification image notifies information to the pedestrian detected by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dan Suzuki, Makoto Kinoshita, Toru Yamazumi, Kentarou Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10292112
    Abstract: A sensor system for detecting a property of or within an absorbent article. The system may comprise a first sensor and a first transmitter. The sensor may be disposed in or on the absorbent article. The sensor may have a first status and may be capable of changing to a second status. The first transmitter may be capable of sensing a change in status of the sensor from the first status to the second status. The first transmitter may be capable of checking the status of the sensor noncontinuously. The first transmitter may programmed to check the status of the first sensor at least every 5 minutes but not longer than every 2 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVon, Grant Edward Anders Striemer, Jonathan Livingston Joyce
  • Patent number: 10275961
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for handling the response sequence with geometric elimination of a plurality of keyless fobs. The remote fobs are interrogated with a body control module. A first signal is issued from a first set of remote fobs in a first time slot in response to the interrogation signal from the body control module. A second signal is issued from a second set of remote fobs in a second time slot in response to the interrogation signal from the body control module. The second time slot differs from the first time slot. A first remote fob is authenticated when the first signal is received by the body control module in a free and clear state. The second remote fob is authenticated when the second signal is received by the body control module in the free and clear state. If neither the first nor second signals are received in the free and clear state, the remote fobs are re-interrogated by the body control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Aaron P. Creguer, Thomas E. Utter, Ron Y. Asmar, David T. Proefke
  • Patent number: 10278287
    Abstract: There is provided a smart package and monitoring system having a status indicator and a method of making the same. The smart package includes an electronic sensor monitoring tag having re-usable electronic circuitry and power source along with a conductive grid printed on a thin flexible substrate and connected to the tag so the tag and grid are in electrical continuity to form a monitoring device. The conductive grid is aligned with an opening of the smart package. The smart package can also include an optical ink indicator configured to display the status of the package. A multiplexer can be used to connect the tag to the conductive grid. The conductive grid can include capacitive sensors formed on a thin plastic layer and positioned so as to form a capacitive element with the conductive side of the blister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intelligent Devices Sezc Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Wilson, Michael Petersen, Dean Brotzel