Patents Examined by Orlando Bousono
  • Patent number: 11074439
    Abstract: A human identifier system capable of distinguishing between multiple known people includes a first antenna and a second antenna. Particularly, the second antenna is operably selects the distance between to allow multiple people to walk, run or move between the antenna pairs. Additionally, the system also includes a radio frequency transmitter for generating multiple radio signals and a radio frequency receiver for receiving the transmitted radio signals. The system also includes a data processor operably connected to the radio frequency receiver with a processing means for processing the received signals from radio frequency receiver to provide output signals to identify a person walking, running or moving between the first antenna and the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Chin Soon Teoh, Grant A. Ellis
  • Patent number: 11068803
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an apparatus, methods, systems and computer program products described herein are directed to a Concentration Prediction Platform. According to various embodiments, the Concentration Prediction Platform receives an electrochemical signal and generates data based on deconvolving a respective contribution of an analyte(s) influencing the electrochemical signal. The Concentration Prediction Platform sends the data into one or more machine learning networks. The Concentration Prediction Platform receives, from the one or more machine learning networks, a predicted concentration of an analyte(s) influencing the electrochemical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Metre, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicole Leilani Ing, Glenn Clifford Forrester
  • Patent number: 11065923
    Abstract: A wheel unit for a system for transmitting data from the wheel unit to a receiver of a vehicle. The wheel unit is configured for mounting to a wheel of the vehicle, and the wheel unit includes the following: a memory for storing wheel type data related to the type of the wheel at which the wheel unit is mounted; a processor for processing the wheel type data stored in the memory; a transmitter for RF-transmitting data telegrams to a vehicle-mounted receiver. The processor determines an RF power value based on the stored wheel type data, and the transmitter transmits the data telegrams with an RF power based on the determined RF power value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Loeffler, Sylvain Godet, Stephane Dufour
  • Patent number: 11062532
    Abstract: A method and system for component maintenance including for avionics components including a light assembly provided at a component, the light assembly configured to provide an output indicative of a status of the component and a mobile device having a display and an optical sensor and configured to determine light emitted from the light assembly and determine the status of the component to define a determined status based on light intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems Limited
    Inventor: Edmund Vaughan Culpin
  • Patent number: 11054254
    Abstract: A real-time monitoring apparatus for seafloor deformation during hydrate exploitation, includes a main frame, a detecting device, and a sensing and wireless data transmitting device. The detecting device includes at least two detecting straight rods in different directions; the detecting straight rods are connected to the main frame through the movable sleeves; and at least two fixing supports are configured below each detecting straight rod, perpendicular to and uniformly distributed along the detecting straight rod. A movable lever is configured above each detecting straight rod, the movable lever is connected to the main frame through the lever-fixing rod, and a stretchable and compressible spring is configured at an upper end of the movable lever. The sensing and wireless data transmitting device includes at least two tension and compression force sensors in different directions, a gyroscope sensor, a wireless data transmitter, and a power source, all mounted in the main frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Dongliang Li, Qi Wu, Deqing Liang
  • Patent number: 11049383
    Abstract: A system functions as a safeguard against vehicular heat-related deaths (heatstroke-hyperthermia) or injuries, as well as providing for theft security in vehicles. This system will incorporate a combination of hardware and software components locally within the vehicle and externally ‘Cloud’ based. At the vehicular level, the hardware involves sensors to detect various pertinent data which in turn is fed into an Electronic Control Unit (ECU). Here the data is collected, processed and stored locally. The software includes algorithms that interact from the ECU to the Cloud server and subsequently to various Internet of Things devices. If certain set thresholds are met upon data analysis at the ECU, this triggers an ‘event’ and packets of data is streamed via a network to ‘SPOT’, the Cloud based component for subsequent lifesaving notifications, or if no network connectivity available then evasive preventative measures are executed by the system ECU locally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Aidan Lee Shahamad, Anand Peter Shahamad, Coleen Lee Shahamad
  • Patent number: 11046286
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle includes a body having a passenger compartment, an anchorage system for securing a child restraint disposed in the passenger compartment, the anchorage system including a latchable bar member, a child restraint installation system coupled to the anchorage system, the child restraint installation system including a trigger member, a sensor contact member, a compression member, a retaining member, and a sensor, and at least one controller in communication with the sensor, the at least one controller being configured to, in response to satisfaction of a first operating condition, generate a first notification signal and, in response to satisfaction of a second operating condition, generate a second notification signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Erik B. Golm, Tito R. Huffman
  • Patent number: 11024164
    Abstract: The method includes: obtaining, by a first TCU, a traffic application type and first traffic information of a traffic target object; determining, by the first TCU, an interaction coverage area based on the traffic application type and the first traffic information of the traffic target object; determining, by the first TCU, a first area based on the interaction coverage area and a management area of the first TCU; determining, by the first TCU, a traffic participant object in the first area; and sending, by the first TCU, the first traffic information of the traffic target object to the traffic participant object; or receiving, by the first TCU, second traffic information sent by the traffic participant object, and sending the second traffic information to the traffic target object, so as to determine an interaction coverage area, and further accurately determine a traffic participant object in the interaction coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yangbo Lin, Hui Li
  • Patent number: 11019299
    Abstract: A portable device, a display apparatus, a display system, and a method for controlling power of a display apparatus thereof are provided. The method includes sensing, while a portable device operates in a standby mode, a movement of the portable device using a motion sensor, converting, using the portable device, the standby mode of the portable device into a normal mode in response to the movement of the portable device being sensed, generating, using the portable device, a pre-power on signal in response to the standby mode being converted into the normal mode, transmitting the pre-power on signal to the display apparatus, and activating, by the display apparatus, some elements of the display apparatus in response to the pre-power on signal being received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Eun-seok Choi, Mi-ra Yu, Sang-on Choi
  • Patent number: 11017650
    Abstract: Disclosed are a safety service system and a method thereof. The safety service system comprises: a collection unit for collecting position information and image information related to a protected person who is registered by a protector; and a service providing unit for providing the position information and the image information to one or both of the protector and a security company upon detection of a signal that the protected person is in danger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Ji Young Lee, Yong Rae Jo, Jung Hwa Yoo, Ji Hyun Yoo
  • Patent number: 11011048
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a system for generating a status output based on sound emitted by an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ola Thörn, Anders Gullander, Magnus Nambord
  • Patent number: 10997852
    Abstract: A wireless phasing voltmeter transmitting two bits per second includes a reference unit using two audio frequency pulses per second to modulate a radio frequency carrier wave for simplex transmission of phase information to a field unit. The time between the two data bits is proportional to the phase difference between the reference voltage waveform and a first GPS-signal based waveform. The audio frequency of the two audio pulses representing the two data bits points to the frequency of the electric grid, rising when the grid frequency is faster and falling when the grid frequency is slower. A meter probe measures the phase angle of the field conductor against a second GPS generated waveform. Comparison yields the phase angle difference between the field conductor and the reference conductor. The radio frequency simplex data transmission perhaps using a cellphone data link, transmitting lower data rates is more reliable over greater distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Walter S. Bierer
  • Patent number: 10997864
    Abstract: The invention concerns a parking space recognition system (13) for a motor vehicle (1), with a sensor device (3) that is designed to detect at least one surface (6a, 6b) of at least one object (7a, 7b) in the surroundings of the motor vehicle (1) and extending along a direction of travel (F) of the motor vehicle (1) and with a computing device (8) that is designed to identify a space (9) between two detected surfaces (6a, 6b) extending along the direction of travel (F) as a potential parking space with an associated parking space position, which can be at least one longitudinal parking space (10) or at least one transverse parking spaces (11a, 11b), and with a memory device (12) that is designed to identify the recognized potential parking space as a longitudinal parking space (10) or as a transverse parking space (11a, 11b) or as a potential parking space depending on parking space information stored for the parking space position, in order to increase the accuracy of parking space detection by a motor vehic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Schwalb, Frank Blinkle, Stephan Haenisch, Tobias Bieler
  • Patent number: 10997847
    Abstract: A notification device is provided that includes a sensor pad, and an electronics module generates one or more notifications in response to signals received from the sensor pad. In a first embodiment, the sensor pad includes a pressure sensor for sensing pressure applied by a patient and generating a pressure signal, and conductive tracings for sensing moisture due to incontinence and generating a moisture detection signal when moisture is detected. In another embodiment, an absorbent sensor pad includes a sensor pad for sensing moisture and includes an absorbent chuck having a moisture-impermeable sheet with an absorbent material on an upper surface thereof, wherein the moisture-impermeable sheet has an aperture for receiving the sensor pad. The absorbent sensor pad may be provided in the form of a diaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Parasol Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick E. Eddy, Michael Kilcran
  • Patent number: 10953304
    Abstract: Systems, methods and software products optimize installation and operation of an object tracking system. Performance of the athlete tracking system is continually monitored and optimized based upon one or more of: statically positioned tags, grouping tags within two or more tag sets to assign ping rates, selecting receiver configuration and aim dynamically based upon environmental and situational conditions. Tracking tags are improved to facilitate coupling of the tag to an athlete and may be self-configurable. A trackable protection pad allows a tracking tag to be positioned substantially horizontal when the athlete is competing. A data replay tool replays location tracking information in chronological order and visually plots location of tracking tags and errors in the determined location. A tag manager automatically configures the tracking tags. A robotic vehicle automated installation of the object tracking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ISOLYNX, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas J. DeAngelis, Edward G. Evansen, Gerard M. Reilly, Brian D. Rhodes, Joseph M. Gaudreau, Kirk M. Sigel, Alexander T. Farkas
  • Patent number: 10953794
    Abstract: A loudspeaker 14 outputs a warning sound for announcing the presence of a vehicle to the outside of the vehicle. A travel start detection unit 122 detects travel start of the vehicle. A sound pressure control unit 124 controls sound pressure of the warning sound to be output from the loudspeaker 14, depending on travel status of the vehicle. The sound pressure control unit 124 makes the loudspeaker 14 output the warning sound during stopping of the vehicle, and increases the sound pressure of the warning sound upon detection of travel start of the vehicle. This makes it possible to announce the travel start of a low-noise vehicle such as an electrically powered vehicle, without making the surroundings feel unnatural.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Kudo
  • Patent number: 10950123
    Abstract: Provided is a traffic control system being capable of maintaining service quality provided by a toll-way. A traffic control system 1 includes a prediction unit 210 and a control unit 230. The prediction unit 210 predicts a traffic state on one path among a plurality of paths from a first location to a second location. The control unit 230 controls, when the traffic state predicted on the one path does not satisfy a predetermined service level, distributed numbers of vehicles among the plurality of paths on the first location in such a way that the traffic state on the one path satisfies the predetermined service level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Itaru Nishioka, Yuta Ashida
  • Patent number: 10941650
    Abstract: A set of instructions stored on at least one non-transitory computer readable medium running on a computer system having at least one processor. The set of instructions extract outputs from sensors of a measurement while drilling system of a drilling rig; enable a transmitter to transmit a first data stream having at least one data series including drilling data, the first data stream having an interruptible portion encompassing at least a portion of the drilling data; detect a trigger event during transmission of the first data stream; and cease transmission of the first data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Bench Tree Group, LLC
    Inventors: Aubrey Holt, Michael Brownlow, Greg Hill
  • Patent number: 10901385
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, system and computer program product for a receptionist function in vehicles for communications management, such as phone call and texting management, includes determining driving context of a moving vehicle, estimating a risk factor related to the operation of the vehicle based on the driving context, receiving an incoming communication directed to a mobile communication device within the vehicle, analyzing the incoming communication to determine a communication factor representing an assessment of the incoming communication, and determining an electronic action in response to the incoming communication based on the driving context, the risk factor and the communication factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin W. Brew, Michael S. Gordon, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10877125
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments of the disclosed subject matter, a system, apparatus and method is configured to receive/process radio frequency emanations of a potentially threatening drone to generate therefrom a human-recognizable audio signal characteristic of the drone (i.e., a “voice” of the drone) so that a warfighter may be alerted to the activity of the drone and respond accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Benjamin G. Ward