Patents Examined by Pameshanand Mahase
  • Patent number: 11682299
    Abstract: A method for determining space allocation and signal timing of an isolated signalized intersection consists of at least one remote server and a processing module that is communicably coupled with the at least one remote server. A plurality of traffic-related data, wherein the plurality of traffic-related data reflects activity at the isolated signalized intersection, is received through the processing module. A space determination process is performed on the plurality of traffic-related data through the processing module. Next, a timing determination process is performed on the plurality of traffic-related data through the processing module in order to minimize the average intersection delay at the isolated signalized intersection. Based upon the results from the space determination process and the timing determination process a cycle length is determined for the isolated signalized intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Nedal Ratrout, Khaled Assi
  • Patent number: 11656114
    Abstract: A sensor assembly is positioned on an exterior of a tank to measure a fluid level within the tank. The tank is modified to include a surface feature and the sensor assembly is slotted within that surface feature. The sensor assembly includes a sensor device and a control circuit configured to drive the sensor device and evaluate readings to determine the fluid level. The sensor assembly further includes a communications interface to enable communication with a management system via a communications network. The management system can store information (e.g. fill status) related to the tank and additionally communicate with vendors or end users to coordinate resupply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: Tiago Teixeira Rego de Oliveira, Antonio Paulo Reimao Dias Sardinha, Pedro Alexandre Queiros Oliveira Silva Vieira, Lanceres Mendez Senen, Vitor Manuel Gomes Correia
  • Patent number: 11657662
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes operating an access control device in a standalone mode, which involves controlling a locked/unlocked state of the access control device locally, and operating a wireless transceiver of the access control device in a lower-power state in which the wireless transceiver is operable to receive a lockdown signal from an external device. The method further includes operating the access control device in a networked lockdown mode in response to receiving the lockdown signal from the external device. Operating the access control device in the networked lockdown mode involves placing the access control device in a locked state, establishing a wireless communication connection with the external device via the wireless transceiver while operating the wireless transceiver in a higher-power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Setter, Joseph W. Baumgarte
  • Patent number: 11620896
    Abstract: A location information sharing control system enables detection of a location of an object person with precision while suppressing power consumption of a terminal carried by the object person, and enables a related person other than a specific manager to grasp the location of an object person. An object person terminal transmits identification information via short-range wireless communication. A detection terminal transmits the identification information transmitted from the object person terminal to the server. The server, on the basis of information transmitted from the detection terminal, specifies the location of the object person terminal, and manages the information on a location information sharing user who shares the information on the location of the object person terminal, and shares the information on the location of the object person terminal with the location information sharing user set to be able to share the information on the location of the object person terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: OTTA INC.
    Inventor: Fumikazu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11620905
    Abstract: The present disclosure allows more effective exploitation of a vacant parking space in a parking lot. A controller of a management server that is an information processing apparatus according to the present disclosure performs accepting a utilization request of a parking space from an apparatus of a utilization applicant, providing information on a service that is available besides parking in the parking space to the apparatus of the utilization applicant, the utilization request being accepted by the apparatus, and accepting a response conveying a request to utilize the service from the apparatus of the utilization applicant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Yuko Mizuno, Misa Ejiri, Kazuyuki Kagawa, Yuta Oshiro, Katsuhito Kito
  • Patent number: 11615650
    Abstract: A method performed by a computing system includes receiving from a first detection system, a plurality of identity tokens, the plurality of identity tokens including different types of identity tokens, the first detection system having a plurality of different types of detection instruments. The method further includes using information from the first detection system, creating correlation information that correlates different types of identity tokens. The method further includes receiving from a second detection system, a number of identity tokens, the second detection system having a plurality of different types of detection instruments that is fewer than the first detection system. The method further includes using the number of identity tokens received from the first and second detection systems, identifying a vehicle passing through the second detection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventors: Joshua LittleSun, Alessandro Stagni
  • Patent number: 11603076
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a vehicle control system (VCS) coupled to a computer of a vehicle via a CAN bus and configured to present selectively appearance of a presence in the vehicle of a smartkey, e.g., by energizing and de-energizing an actual smartkey of the vehicle. The VCS includes a VCS and a Bluetooth® VCS transceiver. The VCS stores VCS software. The apparatus also includes a smartphone with a Bluetooth® transceiver, and storing an app. The mobile device is paired with the VCS to communicate with the VCS via a Bluetooth® link. The app configures the smartphone to receive menu selections from a user, to generate communications that identity smartkey-enabled features of the VCS that correspond to the selections, and to send to the VCS the communications through the link. The VCS software configures the VCS to receive the communications and cause the vehicle to perform actions corresponding to live communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Andre Lacroix, Geoff Weathersby, Elie Issa
  • Patent number: 11599759
    Abstract: A passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes: a rectifier circuit that rectifies a signal obtained from an antenna and outputs the rectified signal as a DC voltage. A capacitor is connected to an output line of the rectifier circuit. A first regulator circuit generates a first regulator voltage by stabilizing the output DC voltage from the rectifier circuit. A control circuit starts operating when the first regulator voltage is applied, and the control circuit generates a control signal upon receipt of the modulation signal section of the wireless signal. A second regulator circuit generates a second regulator voltage by stabilizing the output DC voltage from the rectifier circuit in response to the control signal and outputs the second regulator voltage to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventor: Shigeki Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 11599146
    Abstract: A method for downloading content into a wearable device is described. The method includes utilizing an application executable on a computing device to create a user account via a web portal, affixing an object to a receiving portion of a wearable device, detecting the object by the receiving portion of the wearable device, reading tag data of the object, verifying that the wearable device is associated with the user account, confirming a purchase of the digital content of the object, and utilizing the tag data to interact with a cloud backend to download the digital content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Onanoff Limited Company (Ltd.)
    Inventors: Petur Hannes Olafsson, Simon Weston
  • Patent number: 11580844
    Abstract: A personal safety management system (100) comprising at least one portable communication device (200) communicatively connected to a wireless communication network (400); and a central computing device (500) communicatively connected to the wireless communication network (400). The at least one portable communication device (200) is configured to enable the activation of an alarm condition by a user (700) and transmitting data on the activation of the alarm condition to the central computing device (500). The central computing device (500) is configured to receive the data on the activation of the alarm condition from the at least one portable communication device (200). Furthermore, the central computing device (500) is configured to activate the alarm condition at the end of a predetermined time delay after the activation of a first operating element (210) on the communication device (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventor: Jan Ottar Møller
  • Patent number: 11574255
    Abstract: An intelligent furnishing system. The furnishing system includes an electronic device, a server, and a workstation. The workstation includes a short-range communication circuit, a user interface including a light source, and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to receive a reservation including a reservation start time, increase a communication range of the short-range communication circuit when the reservation start time is a predetermined period of time from a current time, and receive a proximity signal from the electronic device. The electronic processor is also configured to illuminate the light source in a first color, receive a check-in signal when the proximity signal is received, change the light source from the first color to a second color, receive a check-out signal when the check-in signal is received, and change the light source from the second color to a third color when the check-out signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: MILLERKNOLL, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Gibson, Christopher Hoyt, Brian Muse, Zach Dunn
  • Patent number: 11568160
    Abstract: Examples described herein generally relate to a system for monitoring tags in a retail environment. The system includes an exit system including one or more sensors that read a tag to obtain exit system measurements associated with a tag detection event. The system includes a memory and a processor configured to execute instructions to receive a selection of a base configuration, the base configuration including weighting values for a plurality of exit system measurements. The processor may classify a tag detection event into a first tag status for the tag detection event based on application of the weighting values to exit system measurements associated with the tag detection event. The processor may determine a second tag status of the tag after the tag detection event. The processor may update the weighting values using a machine-learning algorithm based on at least the first tag status and the second tag status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Adam S. Bergman, Steve Edward Trivelpiece, Eric F. Riggert, Steven Raynesford
  • Patent number: 11557187
    Abstract: A theft deterring system includes a power tool with a motor connectable to a power source, a switch connected to the motor, a controller controlling to the switch for controlling an amount of power provided to the motor, and a state circuit having a memory for storing a state value. The controller activates the switch to provide power to the motor when the state value stored in the memory equals a desired value. The system may also include a tag programmer for changing the stored value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Daniele C. Brotto, Nathan J. Cruise, Jeremy D. Ashinghurst, Jason K. Leh, Richard Haggarty, Michael J. Stoller, Brice D. Farrell, Regina Gracia C. Cunanan, Raghavendra R. Byatnal, Matthew J. Velderman
  • Patent number: 11557161
    Abstract: A system and a method for providing security to premises. A method includes receiving first access information from an accessing unit associated with a premises on accessing the premises by a first user and second access information from a sensing unit associated with the premises on sensing access of the premises by a second user. The method further includes determining correlation between the first access information and the second access information and transmitting a message based on the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventors: Ramesh Lingala, Adam Kuenzi
  • Patent number: 11557183
    Abstract: A social distancing system that addresses maintaining a minimum social distance of 6 ft during a pandemic by using social distancing devices that determine the distance between devices and generate alarms when the minimum social distance is violated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventors: Catherine Bugbee, Marcos Tzannes
  • Patent number: 11550360
    Abstract: Controlled-environment facility resident behavioral and/or health monitoring may employ controlled-environment facility resident wearables each having a band configured to be affixed around a portion of a controlled-environment facility resident, irremovable by the resident and may include sensor(s) configured to measure biometric(s) of the controlled-environment facility resident and one or more physical parameter(s) experienced by the wearable, with a transmitter transmitting the biometric(s) and/or the physical parameter(s) to a controlled-environment facility management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Passe
  • Patent number: 11540646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for improving sleep quality, comprising the steps of measuring pressure by means of sensors in locations distributed by regions of a mattress; calculating the SQI based on the prominent movements detected depending on the time of night; calculating the mean pressure measured by each sensor; calculating the difference between the mean pressure and the pressure measured by that sensor when there is no user on the mattress; calculating the mean pressure difference for each region of the mattress; calculating a weight factor for each region of the mattress; comparing the weight factor with a reference value; varying the configuration of the mattress by increasing or reducing the support level in the regions. The present invention also relates to a related system and mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Descansare Sleep Lab, S.L.
    Inventors: Javier Fernández López, Ignacio Gómez Vinagre, Oscar Valdemoros Tobia
  • Patent number: 11545015
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, and/or device that may include: determining, by a processor, that an alert event has occurred; determining, by the processor, a level of the alert event, wherein the level of the alert event is a caution alert level, an urgent alert level, or a critical alert level; determining, by the processor, an initial alert activity associated with the caution alert level, the urgent alert level, or the critical alert level; performing, by the processor, the initial alert activity receiving, from an input device, an updated alert activity associated with the caution alert level, the urgent alert level, or the critical alert level; and in response to that the initial alert activity conflicting with the updated alert activity, maintaining, by the processor, using the initial alert activity associated with the caution alert level, the urgent alert level, or the critical alert level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Tula Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lee, Michael Jones, Federico Calero, Trevor Calero, Devin Miller, David Miller
  • Patent number: 11544970
    Abstract: The present application provides payment methods and systems. One method comprising: receiving first identification data of a vehicle from a road side unit of an electronic toll collection (ETC) system, wherein the first identification data comprises identification information of the vehicle; receiving transaction data of a fuel dispenser, wherein the transaction data comprises information determined based on the fuel dispenser of a refueling fee of the vehicle; determining identity information of an owner of the vehicle; and transmitting the identity information and the information of the refueling fee to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Zhengye Fang, Xiao Zhan, Wenhu Wang
  • Patent number: 11538125
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated event detection of controlled-environment facility residents, such as identification of potential dangers and/or issues concerning correctional facility inmates. The system and method employs at least one biometric capture device or mechanism disposed within a controlled-environment area configured to capture biometrics of residents of the controlled-environment facility within the controlled-environment area. A controlled-environment facility administration and management system, or the like, is configured to enroll key biometric identification biometric features of residents of the controlled-environment facility and compare captured biometrics of the residents to enrolled key biometric features of residents of the controlled-environment facility to identify the resident. The system also identifies parameters that define an occurrence of an event. The system monitors the conditions within the facility to detect the occurrence of such an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: TECH FRIENDS, INC.
    Inventor: Bobby L. Shipman, Jr.