Patents Examined by Naomi J Small
  • Patent number: 11908305
    Abstract: The present disclosure may be embodied as a pillow speaker system. The pillow speaker system has a patient interface device (PID) having a processor and an audio output. A nurse call audio port is provided to communicate with a nurse call station. A detection circuit is provided to detect a nurse call signal and a provide nurse call indicator if a nurse call signal is present. The processor is programmed to receive the nurse call indicator from the detection circuit; provide a nurse call audio signal to the audio output if the nurse call indicator is received; and mute audio signals to the audio output except the nurse call audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Curbell Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Enzinna, Daniel J. MacDonald, Edward Wilkolaski
  • Patent number: 11904685
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods avoiding collisions by monitoring the presence and alertness of a person in a vehicle. The alertness of that person may be monitored by identifying actions performed by that person when an automated driving assistant is used in a vehicle. Systems and method consistent with the present disclosure may monitor the alertness of a person that is located in a driving position of a vehicle according to criteria associated with particular individuals or with criteria associated with specific protocols. When a system or method consistent with the present disclosure identifies that a person is not alert, a corrective action may be initiated that reduces likelihood of a collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SPEEDGAUGE, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Hubbard, Christopher A. Kantarjiev
  • Patent number: 11905827
    Abstract: A digitizing apparatus for transmitting electromagnetic telemetry signals to facilitate drilling operations comprises a local receiver and one or more remote transmitters. A method uses the remote transmitter to measure an electric potential between a pair of ground stakes that are positioned at some distance away from the local receiver. The local receiver is coupled to a surface receiver that is located at or near a drilling rig. The remote transmitter converts the electric potential into a digital signal and transmits the digital signal wirelessly to the local receiver. The local receiver then converts the digital signal into an analog signal that is provided to the surface receiver for processing. The remote transmitter and local receiver may comprise GPS clocks to synchronize the signals to maintain a constant phase shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HighSide Carbide Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Down, Ryan McPhee
  • Patent number: 11900815
    Abstract: Technologies for providing augmented reality wayfinding experiences in ridesharing applications are provided. In some examples, a method for providing augmented reality wayfinding experiences can include determining a first location of an autonomous vehicle (AV) relative to a second location of a client device associated with a user that requested a ride from the AV; based on the first location of the AV relative to the second location of the client device, determining a direction from the second location of the client device to the first location of the AV; presenting, at the client device, a feed from a camera sensor associated with the client device, the feed including a local scene captured by the camera sensor; and presenting a virtual content overlay on the feed, the virtual content overlay including an indication of the direction from the second location of the client device to the first location of the AV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GM Cruise Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jessica Leary, Jonathon Staff, Pratikbhai Patel, Bradley Ryan, Josh Berlin, John Logan Anderson, Michael Magnoli, Stanley Shiao
  • Patent number: 11893875
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for a security and automation system are described. A security and automation device, for example, such as a control panel may be configured to support a continuous active mode for the security and automation system. The continuous active mode may be a mode in which the security and automation system is continuously providing various types of security and automation features, such as monitoring, sensing, communication, notification, among other examples. The continuous active mode may also support active switching between multiple states (e.g., an ‘armed away’ state, an ‘armed stay’ state, and a ‘standby’ state) of the security and automation systems. Thus, irrespective of the different states the security and automation system may be continuously active (e.g., always ON).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Scott Farnsworth, Stephen Edward Boynton, Julie Manzi
  • Patent number: 11887415
    Abstract: An example embodiment of the present disclosure relates to a method for monitoring the position of a connection cable of a trailer, having the steps of: capturing a region which lies behind a motor vehicle using a camera, processing the captured image data using an analysis unit, detecting the connection cable, and determining the position of the connection cable, comparing the captured position of the connection cable with a secure position of the connection cable, and outputting a warning signal if the captured position of the connection cable deviates from the secure position. Another example embodiment additionally relates to a camera system and to a motor vehicle including a camera system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventor: Günter Anton Fendt
  • Patent number: 11887420
    Abstract: A method and system that allows authorized individuals access into controlled access locations and the ability to grant temporary and limited access to guests into these locations. The method and system allow for navigational services to be provided to members and guests, and real-time tracking and confirmation to members and administrators that guests have arrived at their destination and did not enter any unauthorized areas. The method preferably can work through a system of wireless radio, sound and/or light-based beacons communicating with member and guest's electronic devices. Members and administrators can send one or more temporary electronic access keys to a guest's smartphone or other electronic device. Wireless radio, sound and/or light-based beacons provide an access control and location tracking system with real-time data about the member and guest whereabouts, allowing for the confirmation and tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: COLLATERAL OPPORTUNITIES, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Howard Kusens, Michael Kusens
  • Patent number: 11881097
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device including an inertia sensor, an atmospheric pressure sensor, a processor operatively connected to the inertia sensor, the atmospheric pressure sensor, and a memory operatively connected to the processor, wherein the memory is configured to store instructions which, when executed, cause the processor to acquire acceleration sensing data from the inertia sensor and atmospheric pressure sensing data from the atmospheric pressure sensor, sense whether the electronic device has fallen based on the acceleration sensing data and the atmospheric pressure sensing data, and determine whether a user has fallen, based on the acceleration sensing data, when it is determined that the electronic device has fallen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Hyeonseong Kim, Jeonggwan Kang, Chanung Park, Seunghyuck Shin
  • Patent number: 11869676
    Abstract: An interdisciplinary health and wellness system for providing multiple disciplinaries on a single platform to develop a personalized interdisciplinary regimen for improving a user's health and wellness is disclosed. The user interacts with a user interface via a computing device to access information. A specialist may communicate with the user through a specialist interface via a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventor: Chiquita Robertson
  • Patent number: 11858654
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for alerting a crew of an aircraft or other mobile platform of a relevant condition associated with the aircraft are disclosed. One exemplary method comprises receiving data indicative of an existence of the relevant condition associated with the aircraft; receiving data indicative of a substantially real-time value of a dynamic parameter associated with the relevant condition; and displaying an awareness-enhancing indication associated with the relevant condition in a display area of the crew alerting system of the aircraft. The awareness-enhancing indication comprises a textual message and a supplemental indication indicative of the substantially real-time value of the dynamic parameter associated with the relevant condition. In various embodiments, the supplemental indication may be textual or graphical. The supplemental indication may also be indicative of a target value of the dynamic parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER INC.
    Inventor: Benoit Ouellette
  • Patent number: 11857324
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the operational status of an aircraft crew includes a unit for determining at least one pilot state based on first monitoring data of a high design assurance level and second monitoring data of a lower design assurance level. The determination unit includes a first evaluation module capable of obtaining a high-level pilot state from the first data, regardless of the second data; a second evaluation module capable of determining a low-level pilot state, from at least the second data; and a consolidation module for determining a consolidated pilot state. The consolidated pilot state is obtained as a function of the high-level pilot state and the low-level pilot state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: DASSAULT AVIATION
    Inventors: François Salmon-Legagneur, Valentin Ligier, Cyril Saint Requier
  • Patent number: 11849699
    Abstract: A system for alerting service animals to perform specified tasks generally includes an alert device which provides a first and a second haptic alert from an alert device worn by a service animal and a monitoring device worn by a handler. The monitoring device is programmed to monitor a physiologic parameter of the handler and has a first mode programmed to transmit a first actuation signal to the alert device when the physiologic parameter exceeds a first threshold such that the alert device provides the first haptic alert to the service animal and a second mode programmed to transmit a second actuation signal to the alert device when the physiologic parameter exceeds a second threshold such that the alert device provides the haptic alert to the service animal. The auditory alert is correlated to a first task and the second haptic alert is correlated to a second task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Canine Companions for Independence, Inc.
    Inventors: Collette Rae Bunton, Brenda Schafer Kennedy, Chelsey Louise Darrow, Flora Baird
  • Patent number: 11854428
    Abstract: A tactile display device including a nodule having variable stiffness under a surface to provide a near-real feeling of palpation for a physician. The device utilizes granular jamming technology using pneumatic actuation to control a nodule that maintains its shape while allowing the modulation in stiffness. The nodule includes two hemispheres, a contact portion and an actuation portion, forming a sphere. The contact portion and the actuation portion include different thicknesses and/or materials, while the dimensions of the dimensions of the nodule are maintained. As such, a physician can utilize the device to identify the difference between a normal lump and an affected lump even if the shape of each lump appears to be the same. With the tactile display device, due to the different levels of stiffness, a physician can detect the severity of the lump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Sang-Eun Song, Sakura Sikander
  • Patent number: 11834051
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media for driver detection are described. One example method includes monitoring data provided by an accelerometer associated with a client device. It is determined whether the data indicates a particular event associated with a vehicle. In response to determining that the data indicates the particular event associated with the vehicle, one or more micro-activities associated with the vehicle are determined based on data from at least one of the accelerometer and one or more other sensors associated with the client device. Results from each of the one or more micro-activities are provided to a trained model associated with the client device. In response to providing the results to the trained model, one or more vehicular events in a time sequence are identified based on the one or more micro-activities associated with the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yurong Xu, Joseph Munaretto, Jun Yang, Juan Chen
  • Patent number: 11838785
    Abstract: An electronic messaging device includes a receiver configured to receive a message at one of a first operational frequency and second operational frequency. The messaging device can added to a message distribution group comprising a plurality of existing messaging devices. A test communication can be sent through a coupling to test an operation of the messaging device and confirming the addition of the messaging device to the message distribution group without communicating with the existing messaging devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: AMERICAN MESSAGING SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: John F. Nagel, J. Roy Pottle, Peter C. Barnett, David Andersen, Jamie Gordon Nichol, Sangsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 11828644
    Abstract: An emergency readiness verification system includes a housing, a secure weight-sensing mechanism, a vertically-actuated switch assembly, a vertically-adjustable calibration mechanism, and an alert device in communication with the vertically-actuated switch assembly. The vertically-adjustable calibration mechanism fixes a vertical position of the vertically-actuated switch assembly such that an engagement tab of the attachment extension engages an actuator of the vertically-actuated switch assembly when a weight of the fire extinguisher supported by an extinguisher attachment falls is within an alert threshold, and disengages the actuator when the weight of the fire extinguisher falls below the alert threshold or when the fire extinguisher is not supported by the extinguisher attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Faleh M Aldossary
  • Patent number: 11821770
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for metering water are disclosed. In some implementations, audio energy corresponding to a flow of material in a pipe that meets a threshold audio energy is detected using a sensor of a batter-operated device connected to the pipe. One or more components of the battery-operated device are activated in response to detecting the audio energy that meets the threshold audio energy. Audio data corresponding to the flow of material in the pipe is collected using the sensor in response to detecting the audio energy that meets the threshold audio energy. The audio data is analyzed using a processing component of the batter-operated device to determine one or more events. An indication of the one or more events is transmitted to an external computing system in response to determining the one or more events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Vaughn Realty Ventures LLC
    Inventors: William J. Raduchel, Bradley Moser Vaughn
  • Patent number: 11813089
    Abstract: A method for providing a thermal feedback, performed by a feedback device. The feedback device outputs the thermal feedback, by transmitting a heat generated by a thermoelectric element, to a user via a contact surface contacting with a body part of the user. The method may include obtaining a feedback start message including a type of the thermal feedback, and when the type of the thermal feedback is a thermal grill feedback, outputting the thermal grill feedback by performing a thermal grill operation in which a heat generating operation and a heat absorbing operation is combined. The outputting of the thermal grill feedback may include applying a forward power to the thermoelectric element to perform the heat generating operation, applying a reverse power of which a current direction is opposite to the forward power to the thermoelectric element to perform the heat absorbing operation, and repeating the applying the forward power and the applying the reverse power alternatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: TEGWAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoungsoo Yi, Ockkyun Oh
  • Patent number: 11816521
    Abstract: An example disclosed method for authenticating a radio frequency identification (“RFID”) tag includes receiving a first signal including a first transponder identifier associated with the RFID tag; receiving a second signal including a second transponder identifier, wherein the second transponder identifier is associated with a different transponder than the first transponder identifier; and determining, with circuitry, whether the second transponder identifier is associated with the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Michael K. Fein
  • Patent number: 11810451
    Abstract: Included are: a list acquiring unit for acquiring a device list that lists models of a device having functions that can be controlled by operation of a remote controller; a model receiving unit for receiving information of a target model of a target device, of which device control signal generated by operation of the remote controller is to be registered, the target model of the target device selected on the basis of the device list acquired by the list acquiring unit; a function determination unit for determining one or more target functions of the target model received by the model receiving unit; and a guidance generation unit for generating guidance information indicating operation of the remote controller for executing the one or more target functions determined by the function determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuka Tsuda, Masayuki Kirimura, Daisuke Nakamura, Takaki Yagisawa, Takumi Akiyama, Mio Nishiyama