Patents Examined by Nabil H Syed
  • Patent number: 10932041
    Abstract: A method of outputting a warning indicative of potential migraine onset includes controlling a display of an electronic device to display, to a user, test stimuli of at least one spatial visual contextual test that is a perceptual analogue of centre-surround neuronal responses in human vision, and receiving, via an input device of the electronic device, at least one response of the user to the test stimuli. The method also includes processing the at least one response of the user to obtain test outcome data, and outputting a warning indication of potential migraine onset to the user if the test outcome data is outside an expected range for daily fluctuation in test outcome data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: The University of Melbourne, The University of Western Australia
    Inventors: Allison McKendrick, David Badcock
  • Patent number: 10922933
    Abstract: A system for providing seating guidance for an attraction ride vehicle of an amusement park attraction includes a computing device associated with a display, one or more processors of the computing device, and one or more memory devices of the computing device storing information about the attraction ride vehicle and storing instructions corresponding to a seating application. The seating application, when executed by the one or more processors, causes the computing device to: provide an interface to receive seating input data for a guest or a group of guests, process the seating input data in combination with the information about the attraction ride vehicle based on seating logic to provide guidance data, and outputting guidance, based on the guidance data, for loading the guest or the group of guests onto the attraction ride vehicle via the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Linguanti, Jake Louden, Brian Carey, Jessica Harned, Andrew Jackson Biar
  • Patent number: 10922972
    Abstract: A method and a device for transmitting vehicle-based environment data of a transportation vehicle travelling on a predetermined section of a road to a backend device for collecting data records relating to the specified section of the road, wherein the backend includes a master data backend and a vehicle data backend that are independent of each other, including registration of the transportation vehicle with the actual vehicle identification number with the master data backend via a wireless communication, transmitting a pseudo-vehicle identification number that is different from the actual vehicle identification number to the transportation vehicle on the part of the master data backend, wherein the allocation of the pseudo-vehicle identification number to the actual vehicle identification number is known outside the transportation vehicle exclusively to the master data backend, and submitting data records or summaries of data records to the vehicle data backend using the pseudo-vehicle identification numbe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Stephan Max, Edson William Fangwa Nzeya
  • Patent number: 10919490
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes determining a connection status of a first attempted connection between a mobile device comprising a Phone-as-a-Key (PaaK) controller and a first Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) module of a target vehicle. The mobile device selects, based on the connection status, a relay vehicle associated with the PaaK controller and the target vehicle. The relay vehicle includes a second BLE module. The mobile device may establish a second connection between the mobile device and a second BLE module of the relay vehicle, and transmit a power mode instruction to the target vehicle via the second connection between the mobile device and the second BLE installed in the relay vehicle. The second connection enables the second BLE module to relay the power mode instruction to the target vehicle, and the power mode instruction enables the target vehicle to execute a key-on operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Akhoirshida, Yamen Taleb
  • Patent number: 10919496
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive a valet-key request from a valet mobile device. The processor is also configured to request authentication of a key transfer, responsive to the request and transfer, from an owner mobile device to the valet mobile device, vehicle data, describing a vehicle, and key data, usable to access and activate the vehicle, responsive to authentication approval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Desi Ujkashevic, Mohammed Samer Abbas, John P. Joyce, Darrel Alan Recker, Todd Allen Brown
  • Patent number: 10916115
    Abstract: A wearable safety device is provided. The wearable safety device is adapted to detect wearer fall events and shock events and transmit automated notifications if such events have been detected. The wearable safety device utilizes an accelerometer or equivalent components to determine a rate of fall associated with a fall event and determine a magnitude of shock associated with a shock event. The accelerometer, transmission component and a microprocessor coupled to both is dimensioned and adapted to be woven between two layers of fabric by conductive thread, thereby enabling an ever present, wearable device to detect when the wearer has dangerously fallen and proactively request assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Jeff Daniel Grammer
  • Patent number: 10916078
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide an integrated access control system. The integrated access control system includes both credential reader functionality and door controller functionality in the same package. In embodiments, the circuitry is miniaturized to fit within a standard “single gang” box such as those used for a standard light switch or receptacle. In this way, the integrated access control system of disclosed embodiments installs easily and unobtrusively in standard sized openings. To operate in a confined area such as a single gang box enclosure, a variety of thermal management and power management techniques are employed to provide reliable operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Hugo Wendling, Michael T. Conlin, Daniel William Field, Michael William Malone, Taylor Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10916113
    Abstract: A portable item reporting device may be attached to a portable item, embedded within the portable item, or integrated into the portable item. The device is configured for sustained collocation with the portable item, and includes a sensor or sensors to locally monitor portable item environmental factors. The reporting device provides self-monitoring services for its associated portable item. The device can identify usage(s) or behavior(s), environmental context(s), or operational parameter(s) of the portable item. The reporting device is a generalized monitoring device which can be configured for use with and is adaptable to a wide variety of different portable items, for different users with varying intended uses for the portable item. The reporting device can be dynamically configured and adapted to identify and provide alerts for a wide variety of displaced conditions, that is, for problem conditions which are unique for a particular portable item, a particular user, and/or particular context of usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ImagiStar LLC
    Inventor: Steven Charles Oppenheimer
  • Patent number: 10916123
    Abstract: A control system according to the present technology includes a control apparatus and a control-subject apparatus. The control-subject apparatus includes a first execution unit and a first output unit. The first execution unit performs a predetermined operation in response to a control signal output from the control apparatus. The first output unit outputs a tactile-sensation-related information item relating to the predetermined operation. The control apparatus includes a detection unit, a second output unit, and a second execution unit. The detection unit detects a state of the control apparatus. The second output unit outputs the control signal corresponding to the detected state. The second execution unit performs, on the basis of the tactile-sensation-related information item output from the first output unit, a tactile-sensation presentation operation for presenting a tactile sensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Yokoyama, Akira Ono, Mikio Takenaka, Ryosuke Murakami, Hideaki Hayashi, Mioko Ambe, Ryosuke Takeuchi, Kazutoshi Ohno, Seiji Muramatsu, Tetsuya Naruse, Tetsuya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10909865
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying and displaying alerts of air traffic by receiving input data to a processor of an aircraft wherein the input data comprises: distress, emergency, and special traffic data; generating, by a graphic device coupled to the processor, restricted and unrestricted airspace about the aircraft based the input data; displaying, by the graphic device, the restricted and unrestricted airspace on a display of the aircraft to view on a traffic map the restricted and unrestricted airspace for navigating the aircraft; and generating, by a graphic device coupled to the processor, restricted and unrestricted airspace about the aircraft based on the input data from an aircraft transponder, an emergency locator beacon and an ADS-B emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jayasenthilnathan Balasubramanian, Saravanakumar Gurusamy, Roger W. Burgin, Vamsi K Gundluru
  • Patent number: 10909335
    Abstract: A set of samples are returned by radio frequency identifier (RFID) reader corresponding to the readings of signals emitted from a particular RFID tag, each sample including a respective set of features identifying values of the attributes of the signals as detected. At least some of the features are provided as inputs to a random forest of decision trees, each providing a prediction that the particular RFID tag is located in one of a plurality of defined zones in a particular environment. From outputs of the plurality of decision trees based on the set of samples, it can be determined that the particular RFID tag is located in a particular one of the plurality of zones at a first instance in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Guang-He Lee, Kalpana A. Algotar, Shao-Wen Yang, Addicam V. Sanjay
  • Patent number: 10908579
    Abstract: A controller performs a control operation associated with a control target. The controller includes a communication interface that electrically connects at least one function unit to the controller through a data transmission path, a writing unit that writes an observation value obtained through the function unit into a database, and a delay obtaining unit that obtains a delay time taken from when a signal indicating an observation value is input into the function unit to when data representing the observation value becomes usable in the controller, and stores information indicating the obtained delay time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuaki Abe, Yuhki Ueyama, Nobuyuki Sakatani
  • Patent number: 10901117
    Abstract: A subsurface monitoring system and method is provided that includes a sensor array and a monitoring system in communication with the array. The sensor array may include several sensors, such as subsurface temperature sensors, water-level sensors, and oxidation reduction potential sensors may be disposed in a vertical and/or horizontal fence through the subsurface of the monitored site. The sensor array may measure, collect, and analyze the subsurface conditions and provide the measurements to a monitoring system. The monitoring system may provide access the measurements via a user interface for analysis of the measurements. In addition, the monitoring system may process the measurements to generate one or more graphs of information for better understanding of the conditions of the subsurface of the monitored site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Colorado State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Sale, Jay M. Ham, William Samuel Gallo, Kayvan Karimi Askarani, Zachary Scott Ferrie, Joseph Scalia, IV
  • Patent number: 10904397
    Abstract: Techniques are described for enabling a service administrator to respond to a detected doorbell press at a property when an authorized user is unavailable to respond. In some implementations, a determination that a doorbell press has been detected at a property is made. Video data collected by a doorbell device of the property is obtained in response to determining that the doorbell press has been detected at the property. Sensor data collected by one or more sensors of a monitoring system located within the property is obtained in response to determining that the doorbell press has been detected at the property. A present security risk for the property is determined based at least on the obtained sensor data and the obtained video data. A communication session between the doorbell device and a server system associated with the monitoring system of the property is established in response to determining the present security risk for the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Daniel Todd Kerzner
  • Patent number: 10896301
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring medication compliance to allow a doctor or medical care provider to determine whether a subject is ingesting a prescribed medication at the proper times. A medication container includes at least one medication-containing cell, with a cover overlaying the cell. The medication within the cell is accessed through the cover. The medication container also includes an electrical circuit having an RFID chip electrically coupled to an antenna. The RFID chip is associated with the cover, while the antenna is configured to communicate with an RFID reader to detect whether the cell has been accessed through the cover. The RFID chip may be uncoupled from the antenna or remain coupled to the antenna upon the cell being accessed through the cover, with the antenna thereafter transmitting a signal to an RFID reader to indicate that the cell has been accessed through the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, LLC
    Inventor: Ian James Forster
  • Patent number: 10897161
    Abstract: The wireless power transmission is a system for providing wireless charging and/or primary power to electronic/electrical devices via microwave energy. The microwave energy is focused to a location by a power transmitter having one or more adaptively-phased microwave array emitters. Rectennas within the device to be charged receive and rectify the microwave energy and use it for battery charging and/or for primary power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: OSSIA INC.
    Inventor: Hatem Zeine
  • Patent number: 10891863
    Abstract: An apparatus or system for monitoring a network communication system onboard a vehicle includes control circuitry configured to obtain location data for a plurality of vehicles within a geographic area, and generate graphical interface data representing a map of the geographic area and vehicle icons at positions on the map corresponding to respective geographic locations of associated vehicles. In response to user input associated with a vehicle icon, graphical interface data is generated representing a vehicle identifier and a trip identifier. In response to user input associated with the vehicle identifier, graphical interface data is generated representing the set of vehicle data, including communication service data for a communication service provided on the vehicle. In response to user input associated with the trip identifier, graphical interface data is generated representing the set of trip data, including communication service data related to a trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventor: Richard G Walsh
  • Patent number: 10891850
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to reducing replacing a desiccant cartridge based upon a condensation risk. In one example, first information corresponding to a current dew point within a sensor housing of a sensor and second information identifying temperature data corresponding to a predefined area where the sensor is projected to travel may be received. Based upon the first and second information a condensation risk corresponding to the likelihood of condensation forming within the sensor housing in the event it traveled within the predefined area based upon the current dew point and the temperature data may be determined. Based upon the determined condensation risk, an indication that a desiccant cartridge within the sensor housing should be replaced to reduce the current dew point and the condensation risk may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Darren Xinhang Chen, David Gordon Duff, Alexander Norton Meade
  • Patent number: 10891815
    Abstract: A key information management device includes: a key information distribution unit configured to distribute key information to a company that provides a delivery service that allows an inside of a vehicle, a building, or a facility used by a user to be designated as a delivery destination of a package, key information being used by a delivery person of the company to unlock a specified entrance of the vehicle, the building, or the facility; and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the delivery person who delivers the package has reached within a specified range of the vehicle, the building, or the facility, wherein the key information distribution unit is configured to distribute the key information to the company when the determination unit determines that the delivery person has reached within the specified range of the vehicle, the building, or the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Endo, Yuichiro Haruna
  • Patent number: 10885767
    Abstract: Techniques for locating and identifying mobile devices are described. According to various embodiments, an ambient sound signal may be detected using a microphone of a mobile device. Thereafter, it may be determined that the ambient sound signal corresponds to a predefined user query for assistance in locating the mobile device. For the, a predefined response sound corresponding to the predefined user query may be emitted, using a speaker of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil Vijay Thaker, Kamal Zamer, Jeremiah Joseph Akin, Joseph Vernon Paulson, IV, Praveen Nuthulapati, Jayasree Mekala