Patents Examined by Omeed Alizada
  • Patent number: 10836254
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: an automated driving controller that is configured to execute automated driving of automatedly controlling at least one of speed control and steering control of a vehicle; an estimator that is configured to estimate a degree of wakefulness of a vehicle occupant of the vehicle; and an output controller that is configured to cause an outputter to output a first content requiring the vehicle occupant of the vehicle engage in active behavior in a case in which the degree of wakefulness is estimated as being equal to or lower than a criterion by the estimator when the automated driving is executed by the automated driving controller, whereby the degree of wakefulness of the vehicle occupant of the vehicle can be maintained at a necessary level or higher in automated driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Mimura, Masahiko Asakura, Naotaka Kumakiri, Kohei Okimoto, Hironori Takano
  • Patent number: 10830828
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device and a battery safety monitoring method and monitoring system. The battery safety monitoring method includes: obtaining a battery voltage of a battery of the electronic device in real time; determining whether a voltage jump occurs in the battery of the electronic device according to the battery voltage obtained in real time; and determining that the battery is abnormal currently, when the voltage jump occurs in the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10832575
    Abstract: Methods and systems for alerting a driver of a vehicle of parking conditions within a predetermined distance of a destination. The system includes a transceiver of the vehicle configured to receive, from one or more other vehicles, parking condition data including one or more indicators of parking conditions within the predetermined distance of the destination. The system also includes an electronic control unit (ECU) of the vehicle connected to the transceiver. The ECU is configured to determine a parking congestion level based on the parking condition data. The ECU is also configured to determine whether the parking congestion level exceeds a threshold parking congestion level. The ECU is also configured to instruct an output device to alert the driver of parking congestion near the destination when the parking congestion level exceeds the threshold parking congestion level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Wilson-Boon Siang Khoo, Devang Parekh
  • Patent number: 10824829
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine kinematical parameters of physical objects using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags attached to the objects. In one embodiment, one of a population of RFID tags is selectively instructed by an RFID reader to backscatter the interrogating electromagnetic wave and thus allow the RFID reader to measure the position, speed, acceleration, and/or jerk of the object to which the tag is attached. The RFID reader combines the signal representing the backscattered interrogating electromagnetic wave and the signal representing the interrogating electromagnetic wave transmitted by the RFID reader to determine or monitor one or more of the kinematical parameters of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10825329
    Abstract: In this disclosure, a person may be identified by: (i) receiving a first message comprising an ID of a first device and a hardware ID of a personal emergency device; (ii) linking the personal emergency device with personal data of the person, the personal data being associated with the ID of the first device; and (ii) receiving a second message from a mobile device comprising the hardware ID of the personal emergency device. In response to receiving the second message, and/or receiving a subsequent message received via the mobile device and comprising the hardware ID of the personal emergency device, a message is transmitted to a monitoring station based on the prior association of the personal data with the hardware ID of the personal emergency device. The message includes the personal data or an identifier for identifying said personal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Barak Katz, Alon Yechezkel Biran, Yaron Oppenheim
  • Patent number: 10824930
    Abstract: An RFID tag to be used, for example, for tagging livestock. The RFID tag has a high resistance to mechanical and thermal stress due to a physical separation of a main antenna and an integrated circuit forming an RFID circuit. The RFID tag may comprise an inlay with the main antenna and a chip module with the integrated circuit and a loop antenna inductively coupled to the main antenna. The inlay and the chip module are safely embedded in a tag housing. The compact chip module with electrical connections between the loop antenna and the integrated circuit can be reliably protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Jean-Miguel Robadey, Elies Ennabli, Hugo Kapp
  • Patent number: 10818156
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes embodiments of systems, methods, and computer readable media that enable a dynamic transportation system to detect when material has been left in a vehicle by a requestor. In some embodiments, the system detects the completion of the transportation request, analyzes data from a plurality of vehicle sensors, from a computing device associated with the vehicle, and from a computing device associated with the requestor, and then determines, based on the data analysis, that material has been left in the vehicle. The system then performs an action for handling the material based on one or more attributes of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LYFT, INC.
    Inventors: Thaddeus Insuk Hwang, Jesse Michael Garms, Luc Vincent
  • Patent number: 10803713
    Abstract: A luminous solid-state disk, comprises: a solid-state disk; a light-emitting member; a light-emitting controller; a disk enclosure accommodating the solid-state disk, the light-emitting member and the light-emitting controller, the disk enclosure having a connection interface, the light-emitting controller in connection to the connection interface to receive, through the connection interface, a computer terminal information from a computer, the light-emitting controller uses, according to the computer terminal information, a control signal to control the light-emitting member, the disk enclosure having a main wall surface, which is transparent, wherein light from the light-emitting member directly transmits through the main wall surface or is reflected to transmit through the main wall surface. Through the above structure, the main wall surface can be used as an information display to inform the user of the computer information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TEAM GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Feng Chang, Tzu-Hsien Chuang, Hung-Lieh Lin
  • Patent number: 10800543
    Abstract: A communication system for a vehicle seat includes a visual indicator having a lighting mechanism configured to display a plurality of colors, a control portion electrically connected to the visual indicator, and a plurality of modes. Each mode may be associated with one of the plurality of Selection of one of the plurality of modes causes the control portion to signal the lighting mechanism to display the color associated with the selected mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Safran Seats USA LLC
    Inventors: Oscar Ruiz, Jean-Christophe Gaudeau, Brian Simone, Kevin Waters, Nahum Madrid, Laurent Stritter
  • Patent number: 10796551
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wearable device, comprising: a power source; a position sensor electrically connected to the power source, for sensing a position of a wearer of the wearable device and generating a position signal; a signal transceiver electrically connected to the power source, for receiving the position signal, sending the position signal to a monitoring apparatus, and receiving an indication signal from the monitoring apparatus; and a body of the wearable device comprises a first part and a second part, wherein a relative position of a moveable end of the first part and a moveable end of the second part can switch between a first relative position and a second relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Huajun Yu, MingLiang Zhang, Patrick Poa, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 10797699
    Abstract: An electro-permanent magnet (EPM) key assembly of an information handling system may include an electro-permanent magnet (EPM) that may include a low-coercivity magnet and a high-coercivity magnet and a magnetic field sensor to detect the magnitude of the magnetic field of the EPM; and a calibration module to calibrate the magnitude of the magnetic field of the EPM by receiving a sensed magnitude value of the magnetic field of the EPM and adjusting the magnitude value of the magnetic field of the EPM when that magnitude value deviates from an established value by a threshold amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Jason S. Morrison, Mark A. Casparian
  • Patent number: 10781573
    Abstract: A system for mounting a sensor on a construction machine is described. The system includes a sensor having a bottom interface and a base for mounting the sensor on a construction machine. The base includes a top interface for rotatably interlocking with the bottom interface of the sensor. The rotatably interlocking of the base with the bottom interface of the sensor causes one or more terminals of the bottom interface of the sensor to communicatively couple to corresponding terminals of the top interface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Angus Chapman, Reilly Edwards, Peter Lambert
  • Patent number: 10766405
    Abstract: To provide a semiconductor device which suppresses a message image projected by a mobile from varying from a desired position. A semiconductor device has a first area decision part which decides a first area onto which a message image is projected, based on movement information of a mobile. The semiconductor device has a delay period calculation part which calculates a delay period being a period from a first time for projecting the message image onto the first area to a second time when the message image is projectable. Also, the semiconductor device has a second area decision part which adjusts the first area, based on the delay period to decide a second area. Further, the semiconductor device has an image signal conversion part which converts a message image signal according to the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Koji Yasuda, Hirofumi Kawaguchi, Akihide Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10758939
    Abstract: A wearable vibration presentation apparatus includes a weight saving and simplified electric-mechanical vibration converter that has a mechanism that is quite different. The vibration presentation apparatus includes a transmitting member and a control unit, wherein a side portion of the transmitting member abuts a portion of a vibration presentation object or is wound to the vibration presentation object. Vibration is transmitted to the vibration presentation object via the transmitting member by applying predetermined tension to the transmitting member and varying the predetermined tension based on a driving signal on a basis of a vibration presentation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Shoichi Hasegawa, Yusuke Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10762767
    Abstract: Communicating with law enforcement agencies using client devices that are associated with audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices are provided. In one embodiments, a method for a client device for preventing redundant calls to an emergency call center is provided, the method comprising: receiving, at the client device, a notification, along with video footage associated with the notification, about an event generated by an A/V recording and communication device, the video footage captured by a camera of the A/V recording and communication device; receiving a request for contacting the emergency call center; informing one or more backend devices, in communication with the client device and a home security monitoring center that monitors a security system, of the received request to suppress a potential redundant call to the emergency call center from the home security monitoring center; and contacting the emergency call center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Peter Gerstberger
  • Patent number: 10755574
    Abstract: Disclosed is a communication apparatus for a vehicle, including: an interface unit configured to receive sensing information regarding a first other vehicle located in a vicinity of the vehicle and incapable of performing vehicle-to-vehicle communication; a transmitter configured to transmit information to a second other vehicle capable of performing vehicle-to-vehicle communication; and a processor configured to generate recognition information for the first other vehicle based on the sensing information, and transmit the recognition information for the first other vehicle to the second other vehicle through the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Suho Park, Jaeseung Bae, Hansung Kim, Jaehwan Yoon
  • Patent number: 10755562
    Abstract: A system for increasing awareness of a traffic sign is provided. The traffic sign has a visual sign having an image representing a traffic instruction. The system includes a signal transmitter and at least one receiving device. The signal transmitter is associated with the visual sign and is configured for transmitting an encoded electromagnetic wave with encoding indicative of the traffic instruction. The receiving device is associated with a user or a vehicle of the user and is configured to detect the electromagnetic wave when the signal receiver is in line of sight of and within a predetermined distance from the visual sign, decode the detected electromagnetic wave to extract information indicative of the traffic instruction, and emit an output indicative of the traffic instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Renato Martinez Openiano
  • Patent number: 10748394
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for determining operation of an openable barrier into a building. A method for determining a state of a barrier includes identifying, based at least in part on a barrier sensor, a first position of the barrier. In one embodiment, the barrier sensor may be positioned at a first side of the barrier, and a magnet may be positioned adjacent to the barrier sensor at the first side of the barrier. The magnet may be positioned at an angle with respect to the barrier sensor. The method may further include determining, based at least in part on the barrier sensor and the magnet, when the barrier changes position from the first position to a second position; and wirelessly transmitting data concerning the change in position of the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Wallace E. Day
  • Patent number: 10739745
    Abstract: An industrial controller with a modular backplane includes multiple modules, where each module includes a base and a chassis. Electrical connectors located on each side of the base engage the base of an adjacent module such that the bases are electrically connected. The backplane is defined by and extends through each of the bases connected to each other. A chassis is inserted into each base. Each chassis includes an embedded switch and a local circuit. The embedded switch is in communication with the base, and the local circuit performs the operation of the corresponding module. The embedded switch receives data transmitted along the backplane between bases. The embedded switch reads the data intended for the module and passes the data to the local circuit for further processing. Similarly, the embedded switch receives data from the local circuit and inserts the data on the backplane for transmission to the appropriate module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Kretschmann
  • Patent number: 10733399
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for carrying out an inventory of a plurality of biological product containers, each container and/or each package including containers being provided with an identification label comprising a wireless communication chip. The method includes the steps of: providing a device with a gantry defining a direction of travel; providing a receptacle able to be moved, the receptacle carrying the containers; moving the receptacle in order to cross the gantry in the direction of travel; and reading the wireless communication chip of each container and/or package during the movement of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BIOLOG-ID
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Mongrenier