Patents Examined by Nabil Syed
  • Patent number: 10144391
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronics unit (11) to be fit in a vehicle (10) and designed to control a functionality of the vehicle (10) upon receipt of a request from a user terminal (20), characterized in that same comprises:—a memory unit designed to store a counter and data representing a duration;—means for periodically modifying the value of the counter, the period of time being equal to said duration;—control means for controlling said functionality only when the counter is within a given range of values. Also disclosed are a method carried out in an electronics unit of said type, a method for sharing a time frame between a server and an electronics unit, and a method for synchronizing a server and an electronics unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO COMFORT AND DRIVING ASSISTANCE
    Inventors: Eric Menard, Bruno Benteo, Aymeric Chalochet
  • Patent number: 10140796
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product improve a function of a computer used to make a seat in a venue available to a user. One or more processors received a request for a seat at a venue from a user. The processor(s) retrieve a user profile of the user and a seat profile of the seat, and then match features in the user profile to features in the seat profile. The processor(s), in response to the features in the user profile matching the features in the seat profile, store the user profile and the seat profile in a seat control storage device that is solely dedicated to the seat. The processor(s) then direct the user to the seat that is identified in the seat control storage device, where the user is identified by the user profile in the seat control storage device, and where the seat is identified by the seat profile in the seat control storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin J. Bruce, Tassanee K. Supakkul, Janki Y. Vora
  • Patent number: 10131071
    Abstract: A device system, including a remote control (13) having a device housing (31) and a first radio unit (38), a tool device with a second radio unit and a radio link which connects the first radio unit (38) of the remote control (13) to the second radio unit of the tool device. The first radio unit is (38) is arranged on a front side (57) of the device housing (31), wherein the front side (57) is lying opposite a rear side (56) of the device housing (31) facing the operator in a working position of the remote control (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Wilfried Kaneider
  • Patent number: 10134273
    Abstract: An ultrasonic source controlled by a controller to cause the ultrasonic source to emit one or more sound pulses in a direction of a surface in order to obtain one or more reflected sound pulses that are used to determine one or more properties of the surface. The ultrasonic source receives one or more control signals based on the one or more properties of the surface that are determined. Further, the ultrasonic source emits one or more ultrasonic sound waves in the direction of the surface based upon the one or more control signals. The one or more ultrasonic sound waves exert a force which causes visible particles within a region proximate the surface to move to achieve a desired appearance with respect to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James H. Pratt, Ari Craine, Garrett Stettler, Marc Andrew Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10135262
    Abstract: Networked electric vehicle charging stations for charging electric vehicles are coupled with an electric vehicle charging station network server that performs authorization for charging session requests while the communication connection between the charging stations and the server are operating correctly. When the communication connection is not operating correctly, the networked electric vehicle charging stations enter into a local authorization mode to perform a local authorization process for incoming charging session requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: James Solomon, Milton Tormey, Praveen Mandal, Richard Lowenthal, Harjinder Bhade, David Baxter
  • Patent number: 10119891
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a Traceable emission remote monitoring system and method. The system comprises a remote sensing unit, a transformation data processor, and a local control unit. The local control unit receives local resource information to generate control commands and transmits the same to the remote sensing unit; the remote sensing unit remotely senses emissions that an object emits based on the control commands, and transmits individual emission data to the transformation data processor for processing and analysis to obtain a first analytic result; the local control unit provides various derivative services to generate a second analytic result. In some embodiments, the system further comprises a cloud platform for generating a comprehensive analysis report. The present invention further discloses a traceable emission remote sensing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: TECTICOM ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yingfeng Wang, Hao Li, John Jianhua Liu, Jim S. Liu
  • Patent number: 10115301
    Abstract: Systems and methods for updating a control device may include receiving identifying information about an appliance, receiving identifying information about a component of the appliance, and sending a query to a remote server including information about the appliance and the component. The remote server may provide a response including configuration information for the control device, with a command for the appliance and a command that is specific to the component. A first input of the control device may be mapped to the command for the appliance, and a second input of the control device may be mapped to the command that is specific to the component, etc. When the second input is received, a command that is specific to the component may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Gareth Selfe, Christopher Coley, Oliver Hoheisel, Matthew Dickinson, Stephen Wheeler, John Craig Robert DeGruchy
  • Patent number: 10111103
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and systems for liveness analysis using proximity sensors are described. Reflective strength readings from a proximity sensor, such as an infrared proximity sensor incorporated in a mobile device, are received. A liveness measure is determined based on the one or more readings and a reflection threshold, and, based on the liveness measure, a determination is made whether a target in range of the proximity sensor is likely to be a live human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: EyeVerify Inc.
    Inventor: Reza R. Derakhshani
  • Patent number: 10096181
    Abstract: An access gate that controls access to a restricted area, the access gate includes a communications interface having a long range wireless beacon and a short range radio frequency beacon. The gate includes a movable physical barrier, a processing unit, and a memory. The memory has instructions stored thereon that cause the processing unit to detect, using the long range beacon, the presence of a mobile device, receive, using the long range beacon, an access credential from the mobile device, and validate the access credential. The memory also has instructions that cause the processing unit to determine, using the short range radio frequency beacon, that the mobile device is within a threshold distance of the access gate and manipulate the movable physical barrier to allow access to a user of the mobile device based on the determination that the mobile device is within the threshold distance of the access gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventor: Steffen Reymann
  • Patent number: 10087673
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for controlling a door are generally described herein. A door opener system can include a head unit. The system can include a wall station, a controller, or a wireless transmitter. The wall station can be inside a room, the room including the door and the controller can be outside the room. The wireless transmitter can be portable. The wall station, controller, or wireless transmitter can be used to control the head unit. The head unit can be used to open or close the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GTO Access Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Rosenmarkle, Mark Lawrence, Matthew Kirkland, Alexandra Rolon
  • Patent number: 10089801
    Abstract: Described herein is a system and universal access control device that may be installed in proximity to, or within, an access control system to enable a user to use a user device to gain access to a secure area or resource. In some embodiments, a user may submit a request for access to a remote server and may be provided with an access token. The user may relay the received access token to the universal access device via a wireless transmission means on his or her user device. The universal access device may verify the authenticity of the access token by relaying the access token information to the remote server. Once the access token has been authenticated, the universal access control device may retrieve a credential stored in memory and provide that credential to the access control system to enable the user to gain entry to a secure area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmet Musabeyoglu, Balarajan Balasubramaniam, William Greger, Carl Haverl, Prakash Krishnamurthy, Kaushik Mani, Peeyush Champalal Nahar, Hoshgeldy Tachmuradov
  • Patent number: 10089811
    Abstract: An electro-mechanical lock for cargo containers or similar enclosed spaces such as storage units. The locking mechanism includes a dual-ratcheting mechanism, which is normally in the locked position, and which firmly secures doors of a container or other enclosure. To unlock the device, the user obtains a temporary access code and unlocks the device, either by a wireless interface or by, for example, a key pad. The device incorporates a rolling access code algorithm that changes the access code based upon a pre-defined customer selected time period during which the code is valid. Once the validity period expires the user must obtain a new access code from a secure access code source to unlock the device. When access is desired, the user contacts a remote secure access code source, which provides the access code for the associated lock and time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Security Enhancement Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Philip J. Ufkes
  • Patent number: 10071023
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining whether and/or when a patient is taking his or her medication and, when appropriate, providing reminders and/or alerts to the patient to improve adherence to a medication regimen. In some embodiments, a medication container is provided that includes a capacitance sensor for sensing the contents of the medication container (e.g., pill count or quantity of liquid medication). The capacitance sensor may include interleaved or interdigitated electrodes oriented vertically, horizontally, or angularly (e.g., diagonally) relative to an axis of the medication container. Reminders and/or alerts to the patient may be triggered based at least in part on the contents of the medication container, when a cap of the container was last opened and/or closed, the location of the medication container, and/or the container's surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: AdhereTech Inc., The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Alabama, For And On Behalf Of The University Of Alabama In Huntsville
    Inventors: Joshua Stein, John Langhauser, Michael Morena, Emil Jovanov
  • Patent number: 10064467
    Abstract: An accessory device used with an electronic device is disclosed. The accessory device may provide a protective cover for the electronic device. The accessory device may include a first part and a second part. The accessory device may also include one or more detection mechanisms, some of which may be used to determine whether the first part and the second part are properly aligned with respect to each other. Further, the detection mechanisms may generate an indication whether the first and second parts are properly aligned. The detection mechanism may be in communication with the electronic device such that the electronic device can receive the indication. In this manner, the indication may cause the electronic device to generate and present a message on a display of the electronic device. The message may provide a statement whether the parts are properly aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan P. Bosscher, Erik L. Wang, Ethan L. Huwe, Craig M. Stanley
  • Patent number: 10047551
    Abstract: A door closer system having a door closer that includes at least one sensor configured to sense an operating characteristic or condition relating to the door closer including a position or speed of displacement of at least a portion of the door closer or an associated entryway device. The sensor(s) can also provide information relating to the performance or condition of one or more components of the door closer, such as the operation of a backcheck mechanism, as well as tracking the number of door cycles. Information obtained by the sensor(s) of the door closer system can be communicated to a lockset device of an entryway control system. The lockset device can be configured to communicate information received from the door closer system to an access control system, which can in turn provide the communicated information to a management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Brian C. Eickhoff
  • Patent number: 10043325
    Abstract: An access control system detects movement at a door to which a user has been granted access. A travel time is determined that describes how long the user is expected to need to travel between that door and another door in the area. After the travel time has elapsed, the other door is unlocked. Thus, the user can travel to and open the other door without having to present a credential for the other door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventor: Paul Friedli
  • Patent number: 10026246
    Abstract: An access control system detects movement at a door to which a user has been granted access. A travel time is determined that describes how long the user is expected to need to travel between that door and another door in the area. After the travel time has elapsed, the other door is unlocked. Thus, the user can travel to and open the other door without having to present a credential for the other door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Paul Friedli, Lukas Finschi, Josef Schwarzentruber
  • Patent number: 10026247
    Abstract: A REX activation detection and control module system configured to allow a REX device having at least four connectors to electrically connect with ACS devices having at least four connectors, while only connecting two wires to the REX device. The system comprises a first REX input/output device comprising two couplings and a second REX input/output device comprising at least four couplings. The system also comprises a current sense amplifier electrically connected to the first REX input/output device, the current sense amplifier configured to measure current from either the first REX input/output device. The system also comprises a microcontroller electrically connected to the current sense amplifier, the microcontroller configured to monitor the rolling average of the measured current output from the current sense amplifier. When the microcontroller detects an anomaly within the rolling average of the measured current, the microcontroller will activate the relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Hanchett Entry Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Anderson
  • Patent number: 10015021
    Abstract: Disclosed are a home appliance and a mobile terminal. The home appliance includes a drive unit, an acoustic output module configured to output sound, a microphone configured to receive sound from an external source, a memory configured to store information related to the home appliance when the home appliance is being operated, an acoustic communication unit configured to output sound containing the information related to the home appliance to the acoustic output module or to extract prescribed information from the sound received via the microphone based on an acoustic communication mode, and a controller configured to control the drive unit according to the information extracted by the acoustic communication unit. Transmission of information between the home appliance and the mobile terminal is accomplished via acoustic communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taedong Shin, Juwan Lee, Lagyoung Kim, Seunghoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10013830
    Abstract: Provided is a smartkey system for reducing battery consumption. The smartkey system in a sleep mode wakes up at every certain interval, and first checks whether there is a fob near a vehicle. Only when there is the fob near the vehicle, the smartkey system receives authentication information from the fob to authenticate the fob. Therefore, an authentication operation is not performed when there is no fob near the vehicle, and thus, a wakeup time is shortened, thereby reducing an amount of dark current consumed by the vehicle. Moreover, the wakeup time of the smartkey system is shortened, thus securing a time margin that enables an additional operation to be performed in the sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Soo Min Park