Patents Examined by Nay Tun
  • Patent number: 10867026
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing control of a security system. A user is authorized in the security system and user identification inputs, provided through an input unit of a personal mobile device of the authorized user of the security system, are accessed. One or more signatures of the authorized user are defined and stored in a signature map. Subsequently, user identification input is received from an unauthenticated user using the personal mobile device. The user identification input received from the unauthenticated user is compared to one or more defined signatures in the signature map. The unauthenticated user is determined to be the authorized user if the received user identification input matches one of the defined signatures. The unauthenticated user is allowed to control the security system based on the determination that the unauthenticated user is the authorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 10854085
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to smart signs or physical markers for facilitating passenger trips for autonomous vehicles. For instance, a physical marker remote from the autonomous vehicles may receive a first notification indicating a request for a trip has been made via a client computing device. The physical marker may determine when the client computing device has reached a physical marker, and in response to the determination, the physical marker may send a second notification to a dispatching server computing device indicating that the client computing device has reached a physical marker. Other aspects of the disclosure relate to various features and uses for the physical marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: John Wesley Dyer, Philip Nemec, Joshua Newby, Michael Epstein
  • Patent number: 10847043
    Abstract: A method and device for assisting in piloting of an aircraft in approach to a landing runway with a view to a landing, including a module for determining current state of the aircraft, a module for determining distance between a target state and current state from an approach strategy and an ellipse formed by points determined such that a sum of a distance between the current position of the aircraft and the points of the ellipse and of a distance between the points of the ellipse and a projection of the target position on a horizontal plane of movement of the aircraft is equal to distance between target state and current state. The ellipse is displayed on a screen. The ellipse form gives indicates significance and variation of the energy surfeit of the aircraft. The pilot can decide on actions to maneuver the aircraft appropriately to dissipate the excess energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Mere
  • Patent number: 10847000
    Abstract: A method includes, responsive to identifying a user entering a terminal, identifying a role for the user. The method also includes providing a routing map to a mobile device associated with the user. The routing map identifies an allowable route for the user within the terminal, and the routing map is based on the role. The method further includes granting the user access to one or more restricted areas in the terminal, where the one or more restricted areas are located along the allowable route in the routing map. The method may also include monitoring a location of the user to identify a deviation of the user from the allowable route and, responsive to identifying the deviation, generating an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Nagabhushan Rahut, Narendra Kumar Venkata Nagalla, Amol Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10847027
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting if a vehicle is being parked in a garage is disclosed. The method includes detecting sensory information at a vehicle and comparing the sensory information with ambient conditions outside of a garage to determine if the vehicle is likely in the garage or outside. The sensory information may also be compared to ambient conditions inside of a garage to determine if the vehicle is likely inside the garage or not. The method also includes sending reminders to vehicle owners who are not using their garage frequently. The method also includes automatically adjusting an insurance policy according the frequency of garage use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Kelly Q. Baker, Sumita T. Jonak, Will Kerns Maney
  • Patent number: 10847020
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a precise predictive maintenance method of a driver and the configuration includes: collecting slope information for a constant speed value between drive periods by connecting the constant speed value in a respective drive period and the constant speed value in a driving state of a driver before a failure of the driver occurs; setting an alarm slope value for the constant speed value between the drive periods based on the collected slope information; and detecting, in a case where an average slope value for the constant speed value between the drive periods measured at a unit time interval set in a real-time driving state of the driver is more than the alarm slope value, the case as an abnormal state of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ITS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10831431
    Abstract: One broad aspect of the invention features a shelving facing display. The shelving facing display includes a housing, an electronic display, and multiple product sensors. The housing is mountable to a forward edge of a product shelf. The electronic display is mounted to the housing and arranged to be viewed from in front of the shelf. The electronic display is controllable to present desired images across at least a majority of a width of the shelf. The multiple product sensors are mounted to the housing. Each sensor is arranged to detect product on a respective width of the shelf. The display is configured to alter a displayed image in response to input from the product sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Anthony, Inc.
    Inventor: Garth Trevor Nel
  • Patent number: 10813580
    Abstract: An apparatus for modifying alarms at a medical device for alarm fatigue management is provided and includes an alarm monitor, an alarm filter, an alarm modifier, a memory element for storing data, and a processor that executes instructions associated with the data, wherein the processor and the memory element cooperate such that the apparatus is configured for receiving an alarm condition from an alarm management engine, the alarm condition based on an alarm fatigue level of a user of the medical device, the alarm fatigue level based on at least a user fatigue model, a medical device model and a patient condition, receiving an alarm from the medical device, modifying the alarm according to the alarm condition, the alarm condition being configured to increase a likelihood of the user responding to the modified alarm, and generating an alarm indicator based on the modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: VCCB HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: David Dyell, Christopher Rogowski, Scott Kahler, Jennifer Milan
  • Patent number: 10817683
    Abstract: Method and system are disclosed for determining conditions of components that are removably coupled to articles of personal protection equipment (PPE) by tracking the components against predetermined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael E. Hamerly, Lawrence J. Ptasienski, Neal A. Rakow, Cristina U. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10818163
    Abstract: A patient care system described herein includes a first electromagnetic coupler associated with the patient, at least one patient-centric appliance in communication with the first coupler, and an occupant support for supporting the patient. The occupant support has a second electromagnetic coupler associated therewith. At least one of the couplers is connectable to an electrical energy source for energizing the coupler. The first and second couplers form a noncontact electromagnetic coupling. An occupant wearable item and an occupant support, both of which are useable with the patient care system, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith A. Huster
  • Patent number: 10817680
    Abstract: Devices and methods for reading multiple types of RFID tags having different frequencies and/or encoding schemes are disclosed. One or more search signals covering a plurality of RFID bands are transmitted. A presence indication of an RFID tag in one of the plurality of RFID bands is detected. An interrogating signal having a carrier frequency tuned to a frequency at which the presence indication is detected is transmitted. A tag response signal comprising tag information associated with the RFID tag is received. A digital response signal based on the tag response signal is digital signal processed to obtain the tag information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Raptis, Graham Oliver Ross
  • Patent number: 10755566
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are described so as to provide more additional information regarding vehicular behavior. In the context of a method, information is received regarding a location of the vehicle at a plurality of instances in time. The plurality of instances in time define a time period. The method also includes determining an environmental condition at the location during the time period and comparing the behavior of the vehicle to that of other vehicles at the location that are also subjected to the environmental condition. Additionally, the method may determine a score for the vehicle in relation to a risk factor based upon the behavior of the vehicle and the comparison to other vehicles at the location that are also subjected to the environmental condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Toby Tennent, George Filley, Tony Belkin, Kevin Moran
  • Patent number: 10729186
    Abstract: The present disclosure is particularly adapted for determining whether the condition of personal protection equipment PPE articles satisfies at least one criterion. A method and system provide at least one predetermined criterion that governs use of the PPE article in a working environment; a PPE article is configured with a smart tag, and a sensing device is provided that is configured to sense data in a working environment related to the predetermined criterion. Acquired data from the sensing device and the smart tag are processed in a data processing system to determine whether the condition of the PPE article satisfies the at least one predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas I. Insley, Lawrence J. Ptasienski, Neal A. Rakow, Cristina U. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10726385
    Abstract: A method which comprises generating a first signature by encoding an identifier with a first additional data set at a first time instant; responding to a first read request from a tag reader by releasing the first signature; generating a second signature by encoding the identifier with a second additional data set at a second time instant, the second additional data set being different from the first additional data set; and responding to a second read request by releasing the second signature. Also, a method which comprises obtaining a signature from a contactlessly readable tag; decrypting the signature with a key to obtain a candidate identifier and a scrambling code associated with the signature; and validating the candidate identifier based on at least one of the scrambling code and the signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BCE INC.
    Inventors: William G. O'Brien, Tet Hin Yeap, Sean MacLean Murray, Sanro Zlobec
  • Patent number: 10713941
    Abstract: A self-learning cycle timer is disclosed. A wait time is measured between a first indication, associated with a stop, and a second indication, associated with movement following the stop, each indication received from a smart device. A geolocation is received from the smart device and a traffic signal identified at the geolocation. The traffic signal's area of influence is determined. The wait time is determined to have occurred inside the area of influence. An average cycle time and a reference time associated with the traffic signal are retrieved from a database. A cycle time associated with the traffic signal is calculated according to the wait time and the reference time. The average cycle time is updated according to the calculated cycle time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Diego P. R. Franco, Fernando A. Cavalcanti, Marcos C. Sylos
  • Patent number: 10706641
    Abstract: A display device includes: a storage management unit storing a first temperature of a secondary cell measured at a first timing before driving stop of a vehicle in a storage unit in association with the first timing; a residual capacity change derivation unit deriving a residual capacity change of the secondary cell between the first timing and a second timing at which driving of the vehicle restarts based on a second temperature of the secondary cell measured at the second timing and the first temperature read from the storage unit; and a display control unit determining whether the display unit is caused to display a predetermined display based on the derived residual capacity change of the secondary cell and a temporary difference between the first timing and the second timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Iori Kanamori
  • Patent number: 10683048
    Abstract: An electric bicycle has an electric motor and an electric energy store for supplying energy to the electric motor. Accordingly, the bicycle has a first controller coupled to the electric motor and is configured to store a first keycode. The bicycle has a second controller coupled to the energy store and is configured to store a second keycode. The controllers are connected or can be connected to a data transmission system, which is a bus. The first and second controllers are configured such that at least one specified controller of the controllers receives the keycode of the other controller. The specified controller is configured to determine whether its keycode matches the received keycode of the other controller using specified criteria. An immobilizer for an electric bicycle can be formed from these components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Mai, Wolfgang Ludwig, Rainer Hild
  • Patent number: 10685800
    Abstract: Testable sealed and/or self-diagnosing electromagnetic or solid-state relays simplify troubleshooting of electrical circuits. The testable relay comprises a relay housing with terminals adapted to connect to a circuit and an opposing top wall with testable terminals formed as projections being flush with or extending from the top wall and being exposed for testing the relay by applying a multimeter device. A self-diagnosing relay comprises a relay housing with terminals adapted to connect to a circuit, and at least two light-emitting diodes (LEDs). One of the LED indicates the relay is energized, and another LED light is a diagnostic LED and indicates if the relay is damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Edward W. Anderson, William B. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10685552
    Abstract: A condition-responsive wearable device for sensing and indicating proximity of an article with a specific characteristic includes a processor and a sensor. The sensor is configured to detect an article with two or more information sources within a predetermined distance of the sensor. The information sources contain characteristic information of the article. The wearable device also includes a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive predefined characteristic information, select detected characteristic information from at least two of the information sources to compare with the predefined characteristic information, and compare the selected detected characteristic information with the predefined characteristic information. The wearable device includes an indicator configured to generate an alarm in response to detecting a match between the selected detected characteristic information and the predefined characteristic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bakr Mossoba, Salik Shah
  • Patent number: 10685566
    Abstract: This technology relates to selectively providing details of surrounding roads to passengers of a vehicle. One or more computing devices may calculate a plane relative to an orientation of the vehicle based upon at least one of the vehicle's location, pitch, and yaw. For each surrounding road a distance between the surrounding road and the plane may be determined by the one or more computing devices. The one or more computing devices may generate and display a video indicating a projected trajectory of the vehicle and objects detected by sensors on the vehicle, on a map corresponding to a route the vehicle is currently following and virtual representations of surrounding roads which are within a predefined distance of the location of the vehicle based on the determined distance for each of the surrounding roads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventor: Nirmal Patel