Patents Examined by Omer S Khan
  • Patent number: 10311706
    Abstract: An apparatus including a building automation system that protects a secured geographic area, a plurality of non-overlapping geographic zones within the secured area, at least one portable Bluetooth device carried by an authorized human user within the secured area, a Bluetooth receiver associated with each of the plurality of zones that detects the portable device proximate the zone and a security controller that arms and disarms at least one of the plurality of zones based upon the detection of the portable device proximate the at least one zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Satheesh Babu M, Dharmalingam Vediappan, Viswanathan Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10262166
    Abstract: A networked radio frequency identification system includes a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tag readers, a computer in signal communication with the RFID tag readers over a network, and a software module for storage on and operable by the computer that localizes RFID tags based on information received from the RFID tag readers using a network model having endpoints and oriented links. In an additional example, at least one of the RFID tag readers includes an adjustable configuration setting selected from RF signal strength, antenna gain, antenna polarization, and antenna orientation. In a further aspect, the system localizes RFID tags based on hierarchical threshold limit calculations. In an additional aspect, the system controls a locking device associated with an access point based on localization of an authorized RFID tag at the access point and reception of additional authorizing information from an input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Lucomm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucian Cristache
  • Patent number: 10229601
    Abstract: A system to exhibit vehicle information is presented herein. The system includes a data center, vehicle, and sign. The data center includes a memory, long-range transceiver, and server. The memory is configured to have one or more vehicle share records. The long-range transceiver is configured to transmit and receive one or more data transmissions over a long-range communication channel. The server is configured to communicably couple with the memory and long-range transceiver. The server is also configured to operate the long-range transceiver to transmit the vehicle-share records as data transmissions over the long-range communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher L. Oesterling, Donald K. Grimm, Amy E. Hurley, Aditya S. Kamini
  • Patent number: 10217360
    Abstract: An information notification method includes obtaining a parking time limit during which a user is allowed to continuously park a vehicle at a parking lot, measuring a travel time required for the user to move from the parking lot to a destination, obtaining a round trip time required for the user to make a round trip between the destination and the parking lot, calculating a remaining time during which the user is allowed to stay at the destination by subtracting, from the parking time limit, the round trip time and an elapsed time measured from when the user has reached the destination, determining whether the remaining time is less than or equal to a threshold value preset to zero or greater, and notifying the user that the remaining time is short if it is determined that the remaining time is less than or equal to the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kouji Miura, Ryo Ishida, Soichi Kimura, Chisato Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10166916
    Abstract: Methods and systems for analyzing environment data to determine whether a vehicle operator is at an elevated risk for an animal collision are provided. According to certain aspects, an insurance provider may assess elevated risk according to various factors and, if it is determined that the vehicle operator is at an elevated risk for an animal collision, the insurance provider may generate a warning and wirelessly communicate the warning to the vehicle operator. The factors analyzed may include past accident, driver characteristic, weather, calendar, time of day, animal, seasonal, and/or other information. The vehicle operator may be notified of the risk and optionally presented with tips to mitigate the risk. The vehicle operator may be notified of the risk by a mobile device and/or the vehicle, such as from a vehicle communication and control system. Animal collision avoidance functionality may be used to adjust insurance premiums, rates, or rewards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Bernico, Milton Mowery, Tim G. Sanidas, Christopher Zimmer
  • Patent number: 10170003
    Abstract: A method performs an automated measurement of dimension(s) of an arriving vehicle arriving at a parking area. The method obtains a skills assessment of a driver of the arriving vehicle, which indicates skill level of the driver in performing parking maneuver(s). The method dynamically defines, based on the dimension(s) of the arriving vehicle and the obtained skills assessment, a parking space in an unoccupied area within the parking area. The defining includes selecting dimensions of the dynamically defined parking space. The method directs the arriving vehicle to the dynamically defined parking space, the directing including providing live parking guidance to facilitate maneuvering the arriving vehicle into position in the dynamically defined parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Jeremy R. Fox, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10165340
    Abstract: Data is remotely collected from a plurality of fasteners in response to a query signal wirelessly transmitted by a reader. Each of the fasteners includes a sensor for measuring a parameter related to the stress on the fastener. A device adapted to be attached to each of the fasteners receives the query signal, activates the sensor to measure the parameter and wirelessly transmits the data including the parameter to the reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Brian J Tillotson, Bradley J Mitchell, Peter E Herley, Brenda K Carlson, Kevin Y Ung, Tamaira E Ross, Steven C Venema, James T Farricker, Daniel A Hendricks, Richard R Rocks, Charles B Spinelli, David B Blackwell
  • Patent number: 10053006
    Abstract: An illuminated assembly is provided herein that includes a light-diffusing element disposed between an outer panel and an inner panel. A light source is configured to direct light into a first portion of the light-diffusing element. A seal is disposed between the outer and inner panels. The outer and inner panels extend beyond the seal in two opposing directions. A controller is configured to illuminate the light source to provide notifications about a vehicle outwardly of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Annette Lynn Huebner, Kristin Ann Hellman, Paul Kenneth Dellock
  • Patent number: 10040451
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (8) to be arranged on a motor vehicle (2). Said device (8) comprises a speedometer (4) for ascertaining a relative speed between an object and a device (8), at least one warning mechanism (6) for emitting a warning signal in the direction of the object, find an electric controller which is designed to emit a warning signal via the at least one warning mechanism (6) when the ascertained relative speed exceeds a predefined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Doebbelin, Ralph Mende
  • Patent number: 10032377
    Abstract: Based on the interaction between a mobile end device and a parked vehicle, it is determined whether a parked car will soon exit a parking space within a period of time. A report is selectively sent to a server in accordance with the determination. The report indicates the imminent exit of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Patrick Bartsch
  • Patent number: 10023113
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting an emergency situation of a vehicle comprises a sensor unit, an emergency situation determining unit and a communication unit. The sensor unit constitutes with one or more of a speed sensor, a wheel sensor, an acceleration sensor, a lateral acceleration sensor, a yaw rate sensor, and a tilt sensor. The emergency situation determining unit receives a signal from the sensor unit and determines whether a driver's vehicle is in an emergency situation. The communication unit creates at least one of an emergency situation message representing the emergency situation of the driver's vehicle and a release message representing the release of the emergency situation according to the determination result of the emergency situation determining unit, transmits the message to an external emergency situation propagation device, and allows the emergency situation propagation device to propagate an emergency propagation state of the driver's vehicle to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Man Bok Park
  • Patent number: 10013285
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods for locating wireless-enabled components, and applications thereof. Such an apparatus includes a wireless-enabled component (WEC), which may be a functional block of an integrated circuit (IC), an IC, or a device that includes an IC. The WEC includes a functional module (e.g., a processing resource or a memory resource) and an antenna element coupled to the functional module. The antenna element is configured to (i) transmit a search signal to locate a proximally situated WEC and (ii) transmit a communication signal to communicate with the proximally situated WEC. The antenna element may be a phased array, an electrically steered phased array, a mechanically steered phased array, a directional antenna, a mechanically steered directional antenna, an RF antenna, an optical antenna, and/or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Arya Reza Behzad, Michael Boers, Jesus Alfonso Castaneda, Ahmadreza Reza Rofougaran, Sam Zhao
  • Patent number: 10008092
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, apparatus, and storage medium for alerting a cooking state of an electric cooker. The method includes: detecting a current cooking state of an electric cooker; generating cooking state alert information when a preset cooking state is detected; and sending the cooking state alert information to a target terminal for alerting a user to the current cooking state of the electric cooker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Liang Wei, Yan Xie, Yue Cheng
  • Patent number: 9972146
    Abstract: A device includes a security controller to determine whether a wireless security device is authorized to access at least one resource protected by a secure access device based, at least in part, on identification signals that originate from the wireless security device. The security controller is configured to receive location information corresponding to the wireless security device from at least one wireless device. When the wireless security device is authorized to access at least one resource, the security controller is configured to direct the security access device to disable at least one security measure that restricts user access to the at least one resource based, at least in part, on the location information corresponding to the wireless security device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Frank Beard, David G. Wright
  • Patent number: 9896030
    Abstract: A system and method for vehicle collision mitigation with vulnerable road user context sensing. The system and method include determining one or more biosignal parameters and one or more physical movement parameters associated with a vulnerable road user (VRU). The system and method also include determining a context of the VRU based on the one or more biosignal parameters and one or more physical movement parameters associated with the VRU. Additionally, the system and method include determining one or more physical movement parameters associated with a vehicle. The system and method further include estimating a probability of collision between the VRU and the vehicle based on the context of the VRU, the one or more physical movement parameters associated with the VRU, and the one or more physical movement parameters associated with the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoichi Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9887499
    Abstract: A communication cable connector includes a first connector section to be connected to one end of a communication cable including at least two or more signal lines, a second connector section to be connected to an other end of the communication cable, a first voltage applying circuit mounted to the first connector section to apply a DC voltage between any signal lines of the communication cable, and a first light emitting circuit mounted to the second connector section to emit light when the DC voltage is applied between the any signal lines of the communication cable by the first voltage applying circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Koki Hirano, Yohei Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 9870679
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a person in a building having multiple rooms. The system comprises a wireless sensor system for detecting and collecting movements of the person. The wireless system comprises: a data collecting device with an RF receiver; a plurality of wireless signaling devices with an RF transmitter, an adjustable room setting, a multi-color light source, and a push button; and a computing device with analysis software, and communication means for transmitting analysis date to viewing devices having a color display. When the button is pushed, a specific color is shown, the color is linked to the room-type and is set during configuration. The same color is used in the viewing devices. This allows easy and intuitive configuration, and easy and intuitive interpretation of the analysis data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SENSO2ME BVBA
    Inventors: Richard Petrus Kleihorst, Alain Myriam Robert Van Buyten, Johannes Bernardus Schueler, Wilfried Richard Hortense Philips, Stefan Albert Denise Debois
  • Patent number: 9824567
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media provide for selective Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) notifications to be made to the crew of an aircraft according to the relevance of the NOTAM to a selected phase of flight of the aircraft. According to embodiments described herein, NOTAMs are received and parsed for subject and status codes. The subject and status codes are used with the selected phase of flight to determine a relevance code each NOTAM according to a set of relevance rules. The relevance rules provide a level of relevance of the NOTAM to the phase of flight and trigger a type of notification according to that level of relevance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Nico Zimmer, Keyvan Bayram
  • Patent number: 9817482
    Abstract: A secure keypad including a housing, a keymat within the housing defining a plurality of depressible keys and including at least one conductive trace traversing at least some of the depressible keys, a key contact board within the housing and being cooperative with the keymat for providing data entry inputs responsive to depression of the depressible keys and a tamper detection circuit coupled to the conductive trace for providing an output indication of tampering with the keypad responsive to a change in the electrical characteristics of the conductive trace resulting from the tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventor: Thai Wee Ang
  • Patent number: 9798909
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) integrated circuit includes a transceiver and a processing device. The transceiver may to transmit a first continuous wave radio frequency (RF) signal to a bridge in a no-wire format via an antenna, where the transceiver is to start transmitting the modulated or continuous wave RF signal at a first amplitude value and increase an amplitude of the modulated or continuous wave RF signal to a second amplitude value at which an acknowledge (ACK) pulse is detected. The transceiver may receive a reflected wave RF signal in the no-wire format. The processing device may detect the ACK pulse in the reflected wave RF signal. The processing device may transmit a second modulated or continuous wave RF signal to the transceiver in the no-wire format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Moran, Mark R. Whitaker