Patents Examined by Phung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11030887
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a precise predictive maintenance method for a driving unit and a configuration thereof includes a first base information collecting step S10 of collecting change information of an energy size, a second base information collecting step S20 of collecting a peak interval, a setting step S30 of setting an alarm gradient value for the peak interval, and a detecting step S40 of detecting the driving unit as an abnormal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ITS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 11030429
    Abstract: A magnetic field induction coupled RFID system for scanning and reading at least one object having an RFID tag or inlay label device attached or embedded therein to impart a unique identity to each of the objects. The RFID tag has two distinct modes of air interface protocols operating in the same frequency band (e.g., HF band), such that the tag is capable of being read at close proximity range by a device utilizing a command-and-control protocol, such as an NFC-protocol compatible smartphone or similarly functioning device, and alternatively by an RFID reader utilizing a different protocol capable of supporting efficient high-speed anti-collision features for enabling fast inventorying at item level of retail store items, warehousing, customs and logistics operations over considerably greater interrogation distances. The passive RFID can further include a third mode of air interface protocol operating in a different (second), e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: RADICALID, INC.
    Inventors: Leigh Holbrook Turner, Allan Hugh Goodman
  • Patent number: 11007927
    Abstract: A display device for a movable object includes: a display unit provided such that it is visible from outside a movable object; and a controller that causes the display unit to display information indicating a status of the movable object. The controller changes a display mode of the information displayed on the display unit in accordance with variation in the status of the movable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Shido, Yoshinori Shibata
  • Patent number: 11002841
    Abstract: A method for the evaluation of signals of a rangefinder having at least one sensor point involves carrying out measurements cyclically, wherein the rangefinder emits a plurality of measurement points that indicate a distance from the sensor point. The rangefinder measures distances in a plurality of directions, and a horizontal angle is associated with each measurement point. The measurement points are differentiated into useful signals and interfering signals based on the distance. Measurement points with a distance below a first limiting value are identified as interfering signals, and measurement points above the first limiting value are identified as useful signals. Useful signals are associated with a first measurement area when they satisfy a predetermined condition for distance and horizontal angle. The quantity of useful signals in the first measurement area is determined, and a warning signal is emitted when the quantity of useful signals lies below a first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: René Middelberg, Sven Carsten Belau, Daniel Irmer, Sebastian Spiekermann
  • Patent number: 11004327
    Abstract: Systems and methods for directing an alert to responders are provided. Upon activation of an alert application on a user device, an options screen is displayed to a user. The user can select a report option, and a screen is displayed for the user to enter information into one or more required and optional fields regarding a threat or a risk event. Once the system determines that the required fields have been filled, the system automatically composes a customized alert message based on the received information, automatically determines appropriate responders to notify. The customized alert message is transmitted to the determined responders, and acknowledgement messages are received from the responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Mitchell County Sheriff's Office
    Inventors: Gregory Gerald Beaver, Devin Schwiesow, Armin Henkel, Dayton Smith, Collin Kramer, Christian Eckard, Alex Swenson, Jeanetta Plotzke
  • Patent number: 10987081
    Abstract: There are provided a radiation imaging system and a transmission device capable of reducing a user's standby time compared to a case where a tomographic image is transmitted. A console acquires a plurality of projection images obtained by tomosynthesis imaging, generates a plurality of tomographic images by reconstruction using the plurality of projection images, synthesizes a 2-dimensional image based on the plurality of tomographic images, transmits the synthesized 2-dimensional image to an image interpretation support device, and transmits the plurality of projection images to the image interpretation support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Riko Koshino, Yusuke Maruo
  • Patent number: 10991227
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing indications of received emergency alert messages to devices within a consumer premises are disclosed. In one embodiment, a consumer premise equipment (CPE) receiving one or more emergency alert messages from a content provider or managed network determines one or more alert responses for one or more devices of the consumer premise network. In one implementation, the responses are based at least in part on the received emergency alert messages themselves. The CPE issues one or more commands to one or more devices present within the consumer premises (which may be for example a home automation system), to indicate the one or more determined alert indication responses, such as auditory alert and visual alert by the one or more devices. Thus, users in the consumer premises may be made aware of an alert message outside of the typical means in which an alert is displayed, such as via a television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Peter Stern, Scott Ramsdell, Adam Mayer, Mike Roudi, Chris Williams
  • Patent number: 10981502
    Abstract: A system for monitoring vehicle dynamics and detecting adverse events during operation is presented. Position sensors attached to a vehicle are configured to identify a vehicle orientation (heading) as well as the vehicle's direction of travel (trajectory). A system controller connected to these position sensors can detect the difference between these two measurements. When the difference between these two measurements exceeds a safety threshold, it can be an indication of a slip event. A slip event can be caused by compromised traction or stability and may lead to a loss of vehicle control. The system controller can be configured to monitor various vehicle dynamics to detect these slip events. The system controller may be configured to track geolocations of slip events to create a database of historical slip events for determining location-based risk factors and prevention of future events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MODULAR MINING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Utter, William M. Casson, Edward A. Branscombe
  • Patent number: 10977914
    Abstract: The invention disclosed here is a display system for managing power and security for a plurality of hand-held electronic devices sold to consumers in a retail location. The display includes features that allow power to be supplied to individual devices and security sensors without continuous hard wiring or multi-conductor retractor cables. The display also allows for individual security alarms to be triggered when a theft occurs. Security alarm conditions are preferably triggered via wireless signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Mobile Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Henson, Kris Schatz, Wade Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10970992
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method for alerting an emergency responder to an emergency, which includes a processor obtaining data from at least one sensor, determining, that the data indicates an emergency condition, based on the determining, obtaining location information and a unique identifier, and communicating the location information and the unique identifier to a node via a network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Choprix LLC
    Inventors: Hilary J. Cholhan, Remy Cholhan
  • Patent number: 10970942
    Abstract: A fog data agent for a connected car includes a connector configured to couple to an on-board diagnostic port of the connected car, a microprocessor, a wireless communication interface coupled to the microprocessor, a cellular communication interface coupled to the microprocessor, a data storage device coupled to the microprocessor, and logic configured to receive data from the on-board diagnostic port, analyzes the data in real-time, and establish a bi-directional communication channel with a remote server via at least one of the wireless communication interface and the cellular communication interface to transmit a subset of the analyzed data to the remote server in response to the data analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Aiedge Corporation
    Inventor: Junshan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10963683
    Abstract: A system comprises a first detector for detecting whether a multi-occupancy space is occupied by at least one individual and a plurality of second detectors for detecting whether an individual is present in each of a respective plurality of spaces within the multi-occupancy space. A controller is configured to monitor whether an individual is present in the multi-occupancy space based on a signal derived from the first detector. If the presence of at least one individual is detected based on the signal derived from the first detector, the controller determines occupancy of the multi-occupancy space based on signals derived from the plurality of second detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: WORKPLACE FABRIC LIMITED
    Inventor: Raj Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 10960818
    Abstract: A method for controlling one or more vehicle lights of a vehicle during execution of a vehicle function based on image analysis is provided. The method includes receiving instructions to analyze one or more images captured by a camera supported by the vehicle. The method also includes transmitting instructions to a vehicle light system including the one or more lights positioned within a vicinity of the camera. The instructions causing a change in a current state of the one or more lights to a temporary state. During the temporary state, the method includes receiving one or more images from the camera, and identifying one or more reference points within the one or more images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nizar Ahamed, Abdulwahab Alkeilani, James Hockridge Critchley
  • Patent number: 10953307
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to providing perceptual notifications containing information about a measured activity-based value of a swim characteristic. In some examples, the perceptual notifications utilize colors and haptic taps to convey measured values of the swim characteristic without requiring the swimmer to interact with the perceptual notification while the swimmer is swimming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Wilson, Christopher D. Jones
  • Patent number: 10959058
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for object tracking. An example method may include receiving satellite signals from GPS satellites. The satellite signals may be indicative of satellite locations associated with the one or more GPS satellites and satellite timestamps associated with respective satellite locations. The method may further include determining, based on the satellite signals, a first location associated with a first tracking device. The method may further include receiving a target location associated with a target via a satellite transmission. The method may further include sending the target location to a second tracking device via a mesh network. The method may further include determining that a first distance between the first location and the target location, and the method may further include determining, based on the first distance, one or more actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: STARK INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Atlas Tony Stark, Charles Bradford Workman
  • Patent number: 10956624
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses relating to an anti-theft device. An anti-theft device can be affixed to a tablet or laptop. The anti-theft device can determine if a distance relative to a reference point exceeds a threshold. An alarm state can be entered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Niloy Roy
  • Patent number: 10950120
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for processing alarm signals are presented. In some embodiments, a mobile device may be registered with a security system that is installed at a premises. Subsequently, an alarm trigger associated with the security system may be received. Based on receiving the alarm trigger, the location of the mobile device may be determined. A response to the alarm trigger then may be determined based on the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James Poder, Bill Horrocks
  • Patent number: 10941028
    Abstract: A safety system for an elevating machine has a base part and an elevating part. The safety system includes sensor assemblies for sensing an electric or magnetic field, which are mounted on different parts of the elevating machine. A data processor is connected to receive sensor signals from the sensor assemblies. A memory stores data relating to numerous patterns of sensor signals associated with the interaction between the elevating machine and an electric or magnetic field. The data processor compares the received sensor signals with the stored data and identifies the positional relationship between the elevating machine and a source of the sensed field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: NIFTYLIFT LIMITED
    Inventors: Thomas Cousins, Steven Redding, Matthew Newman, Charles Cooke, David Tegerdine, Ed Bean
  • Patent number: 10933806
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for indicating a status of a vehicle or a seat in a vehicle are disclosed herein. A system includes a plurality of seats in a vehicle, a light-diffusing fiber optic light source attached to at least one of the seats, a receiver configured to receive a status of at least one of the seats, and a controller. The controller may be configured to determine an illumination scheme based on the status of at least one of the seats and illuminate the light-diffusing fiber optic light source according to the illumination scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary David Nelson, Hyung Min Baek, Daniel Boccuccia
  • Patent number: 10926293
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vibration provision system for providing real-time vibration according to a frequency change, including a communication unit 110 configured to receive a signal which is output from a computer, a game machine, or a portable terminal via wired or wireless communication; a conversion unit 120 configured to convert a sound signal transmitted from the communication unit 110 to a vibration signal which is capable of driving a vibrator on a real time basis by amplifying the transmitted sound signal; and a vibrator 130 configured to vibrate according to a vibration signal transmitted from the conversion unit 120, and the present invention provides a haptic signal which is suitable for an image and sound output from a portable terminal realistically and rapidly and thus has an effect to transmit information more realistically by visual, auditory, and tactile sense to a hardware environment requiring three-dimensional vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Jae Seong Park