Patents Examined by Nabil H Syed
  • Patent number: 11393268
    Abstract: A secure storage system for multi-user access having a plurality of lockable storage spaces, and a method for granting or denying access to the plurality of lockable storage spaces. A first subset of the lockable storage spaces is allocated to a first user and a second subset of the lockable storage spaces is allocated to a second user. A first access sequence of lockable storage spaces within the first subset is determined for the first user, and a second access sequence of lockable storage spaces within the second subset is determined for the second user in dependence on a likelihood of an access conflict with the first user. At least one delay period for at least one of the first access sequence and the second access sequence is determined if the likelihood of the access conflict remains above a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Cartwright
  • Patent number: 11386996
    Abstract: A method of pairing a therapeutic product delivery device to a handset is described. The handset is restricted to controlling only delivery devices which it is paired with. The method comprises the steps of: at the delivery device, setting, in response to the delivery device being connected to a charging device, a pairing indicator indicating that the delivery device is available for pairing, and broadcasting the pairing indicator using a radio transceiver; at the handset, discovering the delivery device based on the broadcast pairing indicator; and pairing the discovered delivery device and the handset together. By limiting the handset to pairing with devices which are broadcasting a pairing indicator, and by limiting the setting and/or broadcast of the pairing indicator to when the delivery device is connected to a charging device, the risk of accidentally pairing the wrong delivery device (for example someone else's) to the handset is greatly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: INSULET NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Julian Shapley, Matthew Powell, Mark Jones
  • Patent number: 11384587
    Abstract: A user interface unit for an automatic door drive comprises a display unit for outputting output information and a control element arrangement for capturing input information. The user interface unit, together with the door drive, is mountable in a first spatial position and in a second spatial position on a door that is drivable by the door drive. The control element arrangement comprises a first control element and a second control element, wherein the first control element is arranged in the first spatial position of the user interface unit on the same spatial side of the control element arrangement as the second control element in the second spatial position. The display unit is designed to display the displayed output information in the same spatial orientation in both the first spatial position and the second spatial position of the user interface unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Geze GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schluep, Hermann Beer, Christoph Weber, Martin Wellnitz
  • Patent number: 11388570
    Abstract: A load control device is able to receive radio-frequency (RF) signals from a Wi-Fi-enabled device, such as a smart phone, via a wireless local area network. The load control device comprises a controllably conductive device adapted to be coupled in series between an AC power source and an electrical load, a controller for rendering the controllably conductive device conductive and non-conductive, and a Wi-Fi module operable to receive the RF signals from the wireless network. The controller controls the controllably conductive device to adjust the power delivered to the load in response to the wireless signals received from the wireless network. The load control device may further comprise an optical module operable to receive an optical signal, such that the controller may obtain an IP address from the received optical signal and control the power delivered to the load in response to a wireless signal that includes the IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Theodore F. Economy, John C. Browne, Jr., William Bryce Fricke, Galen Edgar Knode, Ryan S. Bedell, Christopher J. Salvestrini
  • Patent number: 11386772
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for a communication device for guards in a controlled environment. The communication device is established based on a wireless infrastructure in the controlled environment, receiving wireless positioning signals to calculate and determine the real-time location of personnel carrying the device. The indoor wireless positioning can be combined with other available positioning methods to provide highly accurate positioning information of the personnel. The communication device detects and records activities of the personnel during a period of time, and is controlled by the control center. The status of personnel is monitored by control center. Meanwhile, the communication device has AR functions that allow physical objects and augmented reality element to be displayed to the personnel at the same time. The personnel can thus have improved awareness of the surrounding environment and can respond to various potential dangers more effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen L. Hodge
  • Patent number: 11386993
    Abstract: A system and method for collecting plasma includes drawing whole blood from a donor, combining anticoagulant with the whole blood from the donor, separating the whole blood into a plasma product and a second blood component and sending the plasma product to a collection container. A controller receives parameters over a network from a remote computer, receives a user input to confirm the a parameter and/or procedure, determines a target volume for plasma product and/or raw plasma based on the parameters and, in response to confirming the donor, controls the system to collect the plasma using draw and return phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Case, Lan T. Nguyen, Amit J. Patel, Samantha M. Planas, Walter T. Watts, Kyungyoon Min, Daniel R. Boggs
  • Patent number: 11386731
    Abstract: An access control system may be deployed at a location in a multi-tenant environment. The access control system may store access control information at one or more of an access control device, an access control bridge device, or an access control server. Tenant-specific access control information may be respectively stored at tenant-specific access control devices to control access to tenant-specific areas of the location. Shared access control information may be stored at shared access control devices to control access to common areas of the location. The access control system may be selectively configured such that an access device, an access control bridge device, or the access control server processes requests for access that are received at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Delphian Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Johnson, Arkadiusz Zimny, Ashok Hirpara
  • Patent number: 11380187
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus (2000) detects an assistance-needing-person (30) and an assister (40) present around the assistance-needing-person (30) at a surveillance target location. The detection of the assistance-needing-person (30) and the assister (40) is performed using various sensors. The information processing apparatus (2000) performs any one or more of decision as to whether or not to perform notification related to the assistance-needing-person (30) and decision of a content of the notification based on detection results of the assistance-needing-person (30) and the assister (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Kawai
  • Patent number: 11380189
    Abstract: A urine detection method and a urine detection device are disclosed. The method includes the steps of: providing a capacitive humidity detection unit to be placed on a diaper, wherein the capacitive humidity detection unit is configured to detect a humidity of the diaper to generate a capacitance value; providing a processing unit to record an environmental capacitance value, wherein when the processing unit receives the capacitance value, it compares the capacitance value with the environmental capacitance value, when the capacitance value is greater than the environmental capacitance value, the processing unit generates a reminder signal; providing a reminder unit to generate a reminder when receiving the reminder signal. The urine detection device is used for performing the urine detection method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: Astek Technology Ltd., Chimei Medical Center
    Inventors: Jhi-Joung Wang, Ying-Li Lee, Jiun-Hung Lin, Chun-Hao Lu, Yu-Tung Lu, Yen-Jung Lu
  • Patent number: 11370451
    Abstract: A server includes a storage device that stores history information indicating a history of a state of a vehicle, and a controller that performs a process using the history information. The controller makes a first determination of whether or not a vehicle load exceeds a first load. For the vehicle for which it has been determined that the vehicle load is higher than the first load in the first determination, the controller makes a second determination of whether or not an environmental load is higher than a second load. When it is determined that the environmental load is higher than the second load in the second determination, the controller outputs an area change request requesting a change of the dispatch area of the vehicle to another dispatch area lower in the environmental load than a current dispatch area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiko Hirasawa, Kenji Uchida, Tomoko Oba, Takaharu Hori
  • Patent number: 11374566
    Abstract: A motion detection device includes an attached member on a vehicle body side, a sensor electrode configured to detect capacitance, and a sensor bracket. The sensor bracket has a sensor holding portion holding the sensor electrode and is attached to an inner surface of the attached member. The sensor holding portion includes a holding piece that extends from a side away from an inner surface of the attached member to a side approaching the inner surface and holds the sensor electrode, and the holding piece holds the sensor electrode at a position at which an axis of the sensor electrode is separated from the inner surface of the attached member by at least 15 mm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Lock Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kozuma
  • Patent number: 11373467
    Abstract: It is presented a method for controlling a lock configured to control access to a restricted physical space, the method being performed in a lock controller. There is a respective active space associated with each lock. The method comprises the steps of: receiving an activation signal from an activation device, the activation signal being based on the portable key device being located within the active space associated with the lock; obtaining an indication that the portable key device is granted access to the lock; determining a second indication of position of the portable key device using a second positioning procedure, wherein the second positioning procedure is more accurate than the first positioning procedure; determining intent to open based on the second indication of position; and transmitting an unlock signal to the lock associated with the lock controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventor: Tomas Jonsson
  • Patent number: 11373510
    Abstract: A hand washing monitoring system includes a sensor to detect hands. An identification article and identification sensor, a timer, and a screen to provide notifications to a user is also included. The identification article may be provided in the form of an identification card having an LED status light. The LED status light then switches between two different light colors depending on a sanitization status of an employee. Sensors are then mounted in different locations of a work environment which will then cause the LED status light to change color. In one embodiment, when a sanitized worker leaves a kitchen area, the LED status light changes color. The color will then return to normal only when the employee passes by a sanitization station to sanitize their hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Antonio Valverde, Airel Valverde, Candice Valverde
  • Patent number: 11373517
    Abstract: A field device coupling apparatus for coupling a field device to a higher-level controller, including a current interface with a first interface connection point and a second interface connection point, with which interface connection points the field device coupling apparatus can be connected to the higher-level controller in order to receive an interface current, further including a load circuit connected between the first interface connection point and the second interface connection point, the load circuit including a controllable load and being adapted to provide a supply voltage for the field device using the controllable load based on the interface current, wherein the load circuit includes an AC negative feedback path, which runs from an output branch of the load circuit to an input terminal of the controllable load and serves to increase the AC impedance between the first interface connection point and the second interface connection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FESTO SE & CO. KG
    Inventor: Steffen Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 11366216
    Abstract: Systems and methods of measuring distance between two wireless devices by combining phase shift and time-of-flight measurements. A first wireless devices sends a first packet to the second wireless device. After receiving the first packet, the second wireless device sending to the first wireless device a second packet. After sending the second packet, the second wireless device sends a first continuous wave signal to the first wireless device. After receiving the first continuous wave signal, the first wireless device sends to the second wireless device a second continuous wave signal. The first wireless device then calculates a time-of-flight measurement based on a time between the first wireless device sending the first packet and receiving the second packet, and calculates a second measurement based on a phase shift of the first continuous wave signal and the second continuous wave signal, and combines the two measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Tomas Motos, Espen Wium
  • Patent number: 11364155
    Abstract: An incontinence detection pad has an RFID tag in which an authentication code, such as an electronic product code (EPC), is stored. A reader in wireless communication with the RFID tag of the incontinence detection pad verifies that the incontinence detection pad is an authorized detection pad. Thus, unauthorized incontinence detection pads that do not have the proper authentication code are not able to be used in an incontinence detection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Weidman, Gavin M. Monson, John D. Christie, James Voll
  • Patent number: 11361644
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a driver circuit embodied on an IC chip. The driver circuit includes a threshold voltage selection circuit that is coupled to receive a horn comparator threshold setting and to use the horn comparator threshold setting to provide a horn comparator threshold voltage. The driver circuit also includes a comparator that has a non-inverting input coupled to a first pin and an inverting input coupled to receive the horn comparator threshold voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Narayanan Seetharaman, Grant Evan Falkenburg
  • Patent number: 11356265
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes secure communication between a vehicle and a remote device. An embodiment includes a processing resource, memory, and a vehicular communication component configured to, in response to receiving a request from a remote communication component to switch a state of a lock, calculate a challenge count for the request, generate a vehicular private key and a vehicular public key, perform a number of verification iterations, each respective verification iteration including providing the public key to the remote communication component, receiving, from the remote communication component, code for switching the lock state, verifying the remote communication component's identity, and incrementing a counter in response to verifying the remote communication component's identity, and decrypt the code using the private key and switch the lock state in response to the counter being incremented to a value equal to or greater than the challenge count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Troia, Antonino Mondello
  • Patent number: 11356565
    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: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Daniel Todd Kerzner
  • Patent number: 11354960
    Abstract: An intermediary server includes circuitry to receive, from a reservation management server, resource identification information for identifying a resource. The reservation management server manages a reservation for the resource and receives the reservation from a registration terminal that registers the reservation. The circuitry further transmits, to a drive control server, drive device identification information for identifying a drive device corresponding to the resource identification information. The drive control server remotely controls the drive device used to unlock the resource. The circuitry further receives, from the drive control server, authentication information to be used to unlock the resource with the drive device identified by the drive device identification information. The circuitry further receives, transmit, to the registration terminal, the authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masafumi Tokiwa