Patents Examined by Omeed Alizada
  • Patent number: 11897392
    Abstract: A haptic generator for panels of vehicles and an interior panel for vehicles using the same are proposed. The haptic generator includes a first coupling member with a first end integrally coupled to at a rear surface of a panel, a casing coupled to a second end of the first coupling member, a haptic actuator stored in the casing and configured to generate haptic vibration, a second coupling member with a first end integrally coupled to the rear surface of the panel, a support member coupled to a second end of the second coupling member, a touch sensor coupled to the rear surface of the panel with a predetermined distance from the support member, a PCB panel supported by the support member, and a display provided on a portion of a surface of the panel and configured to supply information about a switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Jong Hwan Jeon
  • Patent number: 11873622
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for determining mistrack conditions in work vehicles such as excavators having first and second tracks. A controller uses data from onboard sensors (e.g., cameras, lidar) having an external field of view to detect a first position of, e.g., a track of the work vehicle relative to a first external point in a local reference system independent of a global reference system and to detect, upon the work vehicle having advanced from the detected first position a predetermined distance, a second position of the at least first component of the work vehicle relative to a second external point in the local reference system. The controller further determines an amount of mistrack error corresponding to a difference between the detected second position and an expected second position, and generates an output signal based on the determined amount of mistrack error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Amol Phadtare, Balkrishna Joshilkar, Lance R. Sherlock, Pramod Karle, Abhishek Garg
  • Patent number: 11869353
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to generating a notification about a risk of a target vehicle toppling over due to wind. In one embodiment, a method includes determining a wind force of the wind at a location of the target vehicle and determining one or more characteristics of the target vehicle. The method includes determining whether there is a risk of the target vehicle toppling over based on the wind force of the wind and the one or more characteristics of the target vehicle. The method includes generating a notification about the risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit Gupta, Ziran Wang, Yanbing Wang, Kyungtae Han, Prashant Tiwari
  • Patent number: 11851079
    Abstract: A device and a method are provided for cleaning a vehicle sensor. The method, performed by the device of a vehicle, is for sensor cleaning management and includes determining whether to initiate sensor cleaning; providing first information on the sensor cleaning internally (e.g., to an occupant inside of the vehicle); and providing second information on the sensor cleaning externally (e.g., to a person outside of the vehicle).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jung Seok Suh, Hong Gyu Lee, Ja Yoon Goo, Hyung Ju Cha
  • Patent number: 11854312
    Abstract: A portable electronic wireless lock for ensuring the safety of goods, including humanly consumable goods. The lock is controlled by a smartphone, which also acts as a communications hub between the lock and a truckload owner or supervisor. According to the present invention, a truck driver uses a smartphone to interface between a trailer payload supervisor and the payload lock itself, to ensure the safety of the transported goods and comply with regulations such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”). An electronic lock may, according to the present invention, interface electronically to a smartphone, so that while in motion, the smartphone ensures that the lock remains locked and controls its operation. Alternatively, such an electronic lock may be designed to permit only a limited number of locking cycles initiated by a truck driver until a loading supervisor intercedes in compliance with FSMA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventor: David Arena
  • Patent number: 11854384
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed in which one or more light sources, a detector, a processor and a controller are configured such that light from the one or more light sources improves the ability of a human or automated motor vehicle driver to identify and avoid pedestrians. The one or more light sources may provide spot illumination to moving objects or pedestrians on a road surface, with the spot illumination following the moving object or pedestrians along the portion of the road surface. The one or more light sources may project images on the ground or on other surfaces. The light source may be carried by a pedestrian or on personal transport used by a pedestrian. The light sources may be stationary and provide lighting for a pedestrian street crossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Michael Camras, Jyoti Kiron Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 11847910
    Abstract: An emergency vehicle alert system includes a traffic control device having a transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive a first signal and to transmit a second signal. A receiver is configured to receive the second signal from the transceiver and to initiate an alert upon receiving the second signal from the transceiver. The first signal is transmitted to the transceiver from an emergency vehicle and causes the traffic control device to transition from a first configuration to a second configuration. The transceiver transmits the second signal in response to the transceiver receiving the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Kevin Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11839803
    Abstract: A racing tracking system and process includes one or more RFID-based tower units connected to a computer. Pairs of tower units may be positioned to provide redundancy of detection so that the front of a participant and the rear of a participant (where bibs may be worn) are detected. The redundancy of RFID-based tower unit detection of front and rear worn bibs assures that all bibs will be read, and improves on the accuracy of a participant's position being confirmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventors: Gregory M. Stewart, David G. Baur
  • Patent number: 11841138
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remotely monitoring the amount of fuel in one or more fuel tanks are disclosed. A fuel monitoring device includes a sensor configured to monitor the operation of a valve coupled to an output of a fuel tank and a network and communication system configured to receive data from the sensor related to the operation of the valve and establish communication with one or more remote systems via a communications network. The fuel monitoring device communicates the data related to the operation of the sensor to a remote server system via the communications network. Based on the data received from the fuel monitoring device and one or more remote systems, the remote server system can determine the amount of fuel remaining in the tank, and can predict when the tank will require additional fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Fivovos, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Jacob Shotmeyer, Jon Thomas Buonaccorsi, Christopher Louis Corrado, Edward Norman McGrath, III
  • Patent number: 11830354
    Abstract: Techniques for transmitting data include identifying data to be transmitted; and in response to a data session window being open: transmitting the data to a transceiver via a transmitter; determining whether there is additional data to be transmitted and determining whether the transmitter has transmitted the data to the transceiver; and in response, instructing the transceiver to end the data session window early and transition to a lower power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: ITRON, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Donald Maes, II, Robert Vernon Dusenberry, Eric S. Benson
  • Patent number: 11830346
    Abstract: The present invention exists as a mobile application and includes systems and methods for allowing users and authority figures to communicate. Tenants living within a community are grouped by a site ID. Authorities such as security guards or law enforcement are assigned an organization ID corresponding with the site ID for the community they serve. Tenants may make requests through the application to authorities with a matching ID comprising anonymous reports, live chat, live calls, or dispatch to a certain location. Tenants may also bypass the corresponding authorities and contact a 911 dispatcher directly. Certain requests may open a direct line of communication between an authority and a tenant. Other requests, including anonymous reports and dispatches, may be sent to all authority figures with an organization ID matching the requesting tenant's site ID. Authorities may send broadcasts through the application to tenants with a matching ID. All communications are encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: BLUEWAVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Don Leslie Carr, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11830307
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a control unit. The control unit is configured to execute acquiring information about temperature inside or outside a vehicle, and generating a command to open or close a window included in the vehicle based on the information about the temperature inside or outside the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Hadano, Tatsunori Katoh
  • Patent number: 11830347
    Abstract: A system and method of vehicle control for user safety and experience is provided. The system receives sensed information associated with a first vehicle, detects a state of the first vehicle, and determines activities of a person or a second vehicle in proximity of the first vehicle. Such activities are determined based on the sensed information. The system triggers actions based on whether or not the determined activities are unsafe for the first vehicle or for users of the first vehicle in the detected state. The system controls devices associated with the first vehicle based on the triggered actions. The devices include a light-based projector device that is controlled to project a visual alert, included in the triggered actions, directly onto a physical surface. The physical surface is a window portion of the first vehicle or a physical structure which is external to and separate from the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tonni Larsen, Ted Yamazaki, Leigh Anderson, Tatsushi Nashida, Naomasa Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11823541
    Abstract: An exemplary central system is configured to receive and store data from a registered device passing through an entryway of a restricted site, in a manner that permits the detection of unauthorized entry into the restricted site. A beacon broadcasts a beacon signal which prompts the registered device to transmit an active device ID and an active location ID to the central system, a sensor detects movement approaching the entryway and notifies the central system, and a camera captures an image of a region encompassing the entryway. The central system is configured to, among other things, receive the notification, communicate a control signal to the camera to capture the image, receive and store the image from the camera, cross-reference the active location ID with a registered location ID, and cross-reference the active device ID with registered device IDs. The entryway may have a barrier or may be barrierless.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: SIGHTPAS LLC
    Inventors: John Luongo, Colleen K. Hendry, Marcel Majernik, Dusan Beblavy, Jan Hricko
  • Patent number: 11803653
    Abstract: The present invention is related to systems and methods for identifying and reporting a crisis status. In at least one embodiment, the system comprises a central server; an administrative work station communicably coupled to the central server, wherein the administrative work station is accessible only by an authorized administrator; a database communicably coupled to the central server, the database including a floor plan of the area, wherein the database is accessible and modifiable by the authorized administrator at the administrative work station; and a remote device at a particular location in the area, the remote device communicably coupled to the central server, the remote device capable of communicating securely to the database the particular location of the remote device and the crisis status of the particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: SIELOX, LLC
    Inventor: Karen Evans
  • Patent number: 11798405
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed in which one or more light sources, a detector, a processor and a controller are configured such that light from the one or more light sources improves the ability of a human or automated motor vehicle driver to identify and avoid pedestrians. The one or more light sources may provide spot illumination to moving objects or pedestrians on a road surface, with the spot illumination following the moving object or pedestrians along the portion of the road surface. The one or more light sources may project images on the ground or on other surfaces. The light source may be carried by a pedestrian or on personal transport used by a pedestrian. The light sources may be stationary and provide lighting for a pedestrian street crossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Michael Camras, Jyoti Kiron Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 11798406
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed in which one or more light sources, a detector, a processor and a controller are configured such that light from the one or more light sources improves the ability of a human or automated motor vehicle driver to identify and avoid pedestrians. The one or more light sources may provide spot illumination to moving objects or pedestrians on a road surface, with the spot illumination following the moving object or pedestrians along the portion of the road surface. The one or more light sources may project images on the ground or on other surfaces. The light source may be carried by a pedestrian or on personal transport used by a pedestrian. The light sources may be stationary and provide lighting for a pedestrian street crossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Michael Camras, Jyoti Kiron Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 11786142
    Abstract: Ingestible radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are disclosed. A system embodiment includes, but is not limited to, an RFID tag including a flexible substrate foldable between a planar configuration and a tubular configuration, a conductive element disposed on the flexible substrate, and an RFID tag chip electrically coupled with the conductive element; a capsule structured and dimensioned for ingestion by a biological subject, the capsule including a shell structured and dimensioned to enclose a medication for the biological subject simultaneously with the RFID tag when the flexible substrate is in the tubular configuration, but not when the flexible substrate is in the planar configuration; and a pH switch structure coupled to an exterior surface of the capsule, the pH switch configured to deactivate the RFID tag in a first configuration and to permit activation of the RFID tag in a second configuration within the biological subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: TOKITAE LLC
    Inventors: Ari Karchin, Mark S. Freeman, Fridrik Larusson, Steven A. Rodriguez, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11790777
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for roadway messaging are provided. A computer receives first information of a reduction of a roadway section. The computer determines a passable road width at the reduction in the roadway section. The computer determines a size of a first vehicle. The computer determines whether the first vehicle fits through the passable road width. The computer generates a first message based on the determining of whether the first vehicle fits through the passable road width, the first message comprising a driving recommendation for the first vehicle. The computer transmits the first message for reception by the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hariharan Krishna, Venkata Vara Prasad Karri, Akash U. Dhoot, Shailendra Moyal
  • Patent number: 11789145
    Abstract: A device for the detection of an at least partial flooding of a motor vehicle. The device includes an ultrasonic sensor that is designed to transmit and to receive ultrasonic signals. The device also includes an electronic recognition device, which can recognize an at least partial flooding of the motor vehicle on the basis of an ultrasonic signal received by the ultrasonic sensor. The recognition device is designed to determine the amplitudes of ultrasonic signals received within a defined time window, and to compare the amplitudes to a defined threshold value. The recognition device is designed to detect a flooding of the ultrasonic sensor as a function of the result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Jesse Sharp