Patents Examined by Naomi J Small
  • Patent number: 10463314
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting and/or detecting cardiac events based on real-time biomedical signals are discussed herein. In various embodiments, a machine learning algorithm may be utilized to predict and/or detect one or more medical conditions based on obtained biomedical signals. For example, the systems and methods described herein may utilize ECG signals to predict and detect cardiac events. In various embodiments, patterns identified within a signal may be assigned letters (i.e., encoded as distributions of letters). Based on the known morphology of a signal, states within the signal may be identified based on the distribution of letters in the signal. When applied in the in-vehicle environment, drivers or passengers within the vehicle may be alerted when an individual within the vehicle is, or is about to, experience a cardiac event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC., THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Kayvan Najarian, Hendrikus Derksen, Zhi Li, Jonathan Gryak, Pujitha Gunaratne
  • Patent number: 10460583
    Abstract: A GPS monitoring system includes a portable child wristband including a first GPS transceiver, a portable adult wristband including a second GPS transceiver in continuous communication with the first GPS transceiver, a portable electronic device in communication with each the child wristband and the adult wristband, and at least one communications network in communication with each the child wristband, adult wristband, and the portable electronic device. The portable electronic device includes a display screen, a processor in communication with each the first GPS transceiver and second GPS transceiver and the display screen, and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor. The memory includes software instructions, when executed by the processor, that monitors whether a real-time location of the child wristband relative to a real-time location of the adult wristband is within an authorized maximum distance and within at an authorized geographic location and during an authorized time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Brantner
  • Patent number: 10455828
    Abstract: A method for monitoring whether a number of a rat traps have been activated, where each tap has a moveable part, a fixed part, a switch and a signaling device, such than when the moveable part is moved towards the fixed part then the signaling device transmit a signal to a user's smartphone having a display on which display the user is informed whether a rat has gone into the trap. An opening size between the moveable part and the fixe part is detected indicating whether a rat, a mouse or a false alarm is detected. By the invention a beneficial and accurate way of monitoring the status rat traps are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: CB Svendsen A/S
    Inventors: Morten F. Jensen, Daniel B. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10460597
    Abstract: A method of controlling an external apparatus includes receiving a user input information; obtaining apparatus information regarding a plurality of external apparatuses; selecting one or more external apparatuses, from the plurality of external apparatuses, which is communicable with and controllable based on the user input information; generating a control information for controlling the one or more external apparatuses based on a user's input and the apparatus information; and transmitting a control command to the one or more external apparatuses, the control command being generated based on the received control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hang-sik Shin, Jae-woo Ko, Se-jun Park
  • Patent number: 10438462
    Abstract: An emergency lighting system provides autonomous mapping of egress locations of a building or other environment through a plurality of emergency lighting units. The emergency lighting units utilizes wireless signals to generate topology information that identifies the location of the emergency lighting units, the outermost emergency lighting units of which identify the egress locations of a building. During an emergency situation the emergency lighting system activates one or more illumination devices and directs occupants to one or more egress locations based on various criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Magtech Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kuo, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10434937
    Abstract: A lighting unit is mounted on a vehicle. A driving unit drives the lighting unit to move an illumination position. When a microcomputer detects getting-on, the microcomputer controls the driving unit, to move an illumination position of the lighting unit along a track running across an illumination area around feet outside the vehicle, an illumination area on a driver's seat, an illumination area on a starter switch, and an illumination area on a steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Takagi
  • Patent number: 10427594
    Abstract: An alert device for a moving device having a variable acceleration includes a sensing unit and a processor. The sensing unit senses the variable acceleration to generate a plurality of acceleration data. The processor determines a first plurality of acceleration data samples and a second plurality of acceleration data samples from the plurality of acceleration data based on two different predetermined sample sizes and a moving average algorithm to correspondingly calculate a first plurality of sample averages and a second plurality of sample averages, obtains a plurality of sample average differences between the first and the second pluralities of sample averages, analyzes the plurality of sample average differences based on a predetermined check algorithm to obtain a derived resultant value, and performs a data comparison between the derived resultant value and a predetermined threshold value to generate a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: J-MEX, Inc.
    Inventors: Deng-Huei Hwang, Chi-Hung Chen, Shang-Po Yeh
  • Patent number: 10424199
    Abstract: A technique controlling transmission and display of terminal information in accordance with a movement state and an operation state. A communication unit transmits terminal information including at least movement information of a communication apparatus to another communication apparatus, and receives other terminal information including at least movement information of the other communication apparatus from the other communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Hamada, Yuji Igarashi, Takatoshi Tosa, Masahiko Ikawa, Hiroki Konaka
  • Patent number: 10426007
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus to which a connection terminal of a device is electrically connected includes a weight measurer that measures the weight of the device that is connected, and outputs the weight of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryo Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10422217
    Abstract: A communication system for use in a wellbore can include a first cylindrically shaped band that can be positioned around a first outer housing of a first subsystem of a well tool. The first cylindrically shaped band can be operable to electromagnetically couple with a second cylindrically shaped band. The second cylindrically shaped band can be positioned around a second outer housing of a second subsystem of the well tool. The first cylindrically shaped band can electromagnetically couple with the second cylindrically shaped band via an electromagnetic field or by transmitting a current to the second cylindrically shaped band through a fluid in the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, INC.
    Inventors: Jin Ma, Glenn Andrew Wilson, Iftikhar Ahmed, Li Pan
  • Patent number: 10422671
    Abstract: A water usage monitor can include a housing having a fluid flow path, a fluid inlet in fluid communication with the fluid flow path, and a fluid outlet in fluid communication with the fluid flow path. The housing can include a dry housing interior fluidly isolated from the fluid flow path. The monitor preferably includes a power generator configured to generate a voltage when fluid flows through the fluid flow path and at least one sensor configured to measure at least one characteristic of a fluid flowing through the fluid flow path. The monitor can include a signal generator configured transmit signals from the power generator and from the at least one sensor to a remote processor. The power generator can be configured to power both the at least one sensor and the signal generator in response to fluid flow through the fluid flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ketos Inc.
    Inventors: Meena Sankaran, Mazhar N. Ali
  • Patent number: 10417900
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to an apparatus, method and other techniques for detecting, by one or more sensor components, at least one sensor input, and executing, by logic, at least one instruction to cause an event on a wearable wireless device, the event comprising at least one of a change in a physical parameter on the wearable wireless device and a wireless communication with a computing device via a transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shah Saurin, Lakshman Krishnamurthy, Francis M. Tharappel, Saurabh Dadu, Brian K. Vogel, Swarnendu Kar, Michael R. Bynum, Prabhakar R. Datta
  • Patent number: 10408972
    Abstract: This document presents a system and method for gathering weather data and utilizing that weather data to calculation the upper and lower limits of the lightning formation range within a thunderstorm or storm system. The calculation may provide a probability for the beginning of lightning formation and lightning strikes for a geographic area for a given time period in sufficient time to permit alerts of lightning activity to be formulated and sent to users of the system. Equally, the system may calculate the probability of the cessation of lightning activity for a given geographic area at a specific time. The probability of both beginning and cessation of lightning activity may be provided at greater than 99% confidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Baker, Jason Deese
  • Patent number: 10395514
    Abstract: An alarm pull station having a removable actuator cover and an actuator switch operatively coupled to the actuator cover to signal when the pull station is a normal mode, an alarm mode, or a maintenance mode corresponding to when the cover has been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Richard Kriete, Stavros Zavros, Anthony Pascale
  • Patent number: 10395510
    Abstract: Disclosed are an alert method and apparatus, and the present application relates to the field of intelligent alert technologies. The method comprising: detecting a focusing point position of a sightline of a user; and alerting the user according to the focusing point position and a state of the user. For the method and apparatus in the embodiments of the present application, a focusing point position of a sightline of a user can be detected precisely, and the user can be alerted accurately according to the focusing point position, so that the application range of the method and apparatus is relatively wide. In addition, according to a state of a user, user data, and the like, a monitoring parameter is selected and an alert threshold is set, so that the user can be properly alerted in a more targeted manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD
    Inventors: Lin Du, Hongjiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10388094
    Abstract: An intelligent door lock system provides notification of energy source status. A position sensing device is configured to be coupled to a drive shaft of a lock device. The position sensing device sensing position of the drive shaft assists in locking and unlocking a lock of a lock device. An engine with a memory is provided, with the engine coupled to the positioning sensing device, and a circuit coupled to the engine. An energy source is coupled to the circuit. A server is associated with the intelligent door lock system and provides notification of energy source status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: August Home Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Johnson
  • Patent number: 10388124
    Abstract: A system having a haptic control unit, a haptic delivery cluster, and an electric field generator, magnetic field generator, or pneumatic actuator is presented. The haptic delivery cluster comprises a plurality of haptic delivery nodes, wherein each haptic delivery node of the plurality of haptic delivery nodes is separate from other haptic delivery nodes of the plurality of haptic delivery nodes, is at least one of a wireless communication device, a sensor, or a computing device, and has a dimension that is less than or equal to 5 mm. The electric field generator, magnetic field generator, or pneumatic actuator is in communication with the haptic control unit and is configured, when activated, to generate an electric field or a magnetic field in a physical environment in which the haptic delivery cluster is located, or to output a pulse of air in the physical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Juan Cruz-Hernandez, Vahid Khoshkava
  • Patent number: 10380873
    Abstract: An interactive wireless life safety communications system is disclosed. A central coordination server is linked to a first network, over which there is a connection to at least one resident life safety device at a specific location or for specific resident. An alarm signal is generated by the resident life safety device upon detection of an alarm condition and transmitted to the central coordination server. A caregiver communications device is connected to the central coordination server over a second network, and is receptive to an alarm notification that is generated by the central coordination server in response to the alarm signal. The caregiver communications device is also receptive to a caregiver user input, from which an action status response is generated for transmission to the central coordination server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Halverson, Richard E. Knecht
  • Patent number: 10373106
    Abstract: In an approach for suggesting an item to pack, a processor receives an indication that a user is packing a first item of luggage, wherein the indication includes information about a trip. A processor generates a packing list based on the information about the trip. A processor receives a request to link the first item of luggage and a second item of luggage for the trip. A processor links the first and second items of luggage such that contents of each item of luggage are jointly compared to the packing list. A processor receives, via a short-range point-to-point communication reader of the first item of luggage, a signal from a short-range point-to-point communication device operably affixed to a first item. A processor identifies the first item based on the signal. A processor determines that the first item is an item of the packing list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Rhonda L. Childress, David B. Kumhyr, Michael J. Spisak
  • Patent number: 10366586
    Abstract: Threat detection methods and systems serve to alert persons of potential dangers. According to one exemplary method, a video processing system (VPS) receives video data in real time or near real time from at least one camera positioned to capture images of a video capture area proximate a person. The video data includes data representing a series of time-sequenced video frames. The VPS determines whether data representing a first video frame includes data representative of one or more predefined patterns. If so, the VPS commences tracking of the predefined pattern(s) within the video data to produce one or more tracked patterns. After pattern tracking has begun, the VPS determines whether data representing one or more subsequent video frames includes data representative of the tracked pattern(s). If so, the VPS determines whether the tracked pattern(s) is/are positioned suspiciously relative to a position of the person and, if so, alerts the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Gustavo D. Leizerovich, Kolja S. Hegelich, Ralf Niebecker