Patents Examined by Phung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10282682
    Abstract: A system for tracking, assigning, and issuing equipment to security agency personnel (e.g., officers, administration, command, armorer). An armorer is assigned the task of tracking, assigning, and issuing equipment. Equipment may be assigned to a particular individual officer. The equipment provided to and used by officers may capture (e.g. gather, produce) information (e.g. audiovisual information, data logs, recordings). Equipment may provide information to the armorer via near field communication (NFC) circuits. The information captured may be used alone or in combination with other information received and stored by an evidence management system. The information captured by equipment assigned to a particular individual may be associated with that individual. An armorer may use information supplied by equipment, evidence management system, officers, or other sources to assist in the assignment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Charles Dimino, Jr., Michelle Joanne Guarino, Gabriel Joseph Othman, Tyler J. Conant
  • Patent number: 10282974
    Abstract: Techniques are described for handling an event where a control panel or an alarm signaling device is tampered with or destroyed by a disablement tactic, e.g., a “crash and smash intrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 10282986
    Abstract: Systems and methods for alerting a driver to a status of a traffic signal are disclosed. A computer-implemented method includes: detecting, by a computing device, that a vehicle is stopped at an intersection with a traffic signal; determining, by the computing device, an attention focus area of a driver of the vehicle; determining, by the computing device, a target display device based on the determined attention focus area; and causing, by the computing device, the determined target display device to display information to alert the driver of a status of the traffic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gautam K. Bhat, Gregory J. Boss, Kevin C. McConnell, Minh Q. Pham
  • Patent number: 10282922
    Abstract: Techniques are described for automated vehicle crash detection and prevention. In one exemplary embodiment, information from one or more sensors, e.g., accelerometer and gyroscope, or from event data recorder (EDR) through OBD-II ECU, is received and recorded in a system. The system saves the received information in a memory for later use. The status of the vehicle may be sent to appropriate recipients. For example, a report of vehicle malfunction may be sent, e.g., through 2G/3G communication, to the driver's mobile phone or a maintenance center, and a report of the accident may be sent to an emergency center, police and/or an insurance company.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Allen Nejah, Ehsan Keikha
  • Patent number: 10276030
    Abstract: A hygiene compliance module is configured to be retrofit with a compatible dispenser to enable hygiene compliance monitoring functions. The hygiene compliance module is configured to be coupled to the dispenser via a communication interface to receive power, ground, and dispenser actuation signals therefrom. In addition, the hygiene compliance module is enabled to communicate with a wireless data tag that is worn by a user of the dispenser and with a remote hygiene compliance monitoring station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Matthew J. Archer
  • Patent number: 10276016
    Abstract: A child car seat is provided, comprising a base; a seat coupled to the base; and a sensor device mounted to the base or the seat, the sensor device including a sensor that outputs a measurement signal indicating whether a child is present in the seat, a processor that receives the measurement signal and determines whether a child is present, and a communication circuit that transmits a proximity signal configured for reception by a first mobile device. The proximity signal causes a first alert to be communicated to the first mobile device in response to the first mobile device exceeding a range from the sensor device, and a second alert to be communicated to a second mobile device if, after a threshold amount of time, the measurement signal continues to indicate that a child is present and no response is received in response to the first alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Baby Trend, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley James Mattarocci
  • Patent number: 10277963
    Abstract: Footwear systems include an article of footwear and a data transmission system engaged with the article of footwear. The transmission system transmits data to a remote system, such as a display system, another data transmission system, a processing system, etc. Such footwear systems further may include activation systems for activating the transmission and/or display systems. The transmitted data may be used for various purposes, such as: (a) identifying a user of the article of footwear; (b) activating targeted advertising or product information; (c) confirming the user's presence at a specific location and/or at a specific time; (d) determining start, finish, and/or intermediate split times for specific user; (e) confirming athletic equipment usage; (f) providing data for a game or reward program; (g) registering the user for an event or competition; or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles W. Case, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10276001
    Abstract: A system includes a band, an attachment mechanism attached to the band, and one or more haptic devices included in the attachment mechanism. The attachment mechanism can attach the band to an electronic device. Additionally or alternatively, the attachment mechanism can attach the band to a wearer. The haptic device or devices are in communication with a processing device. At least one of the one or more haptic devices produces a haptic response based on an activation signal received from the processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Harry W. Smith, IV, Patrick Kessler, Camille Moussette, John B. Morrell
  • Patent number: 10271772
    Abstract: A system for warning of protruding body parts of a medical vehicle occupant includes a sensor, a feedback device, and a processing circuit. The sensor is configured to generate sensor data based on a position of the occupant, and the processing circuit is configured to determine a contour of the medical vehicle, detect a protruding extremity of the occupant based on the sensor data and the contour, and generate a warning using the feedback device, where the warning is based on the detected protruding extremity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10269222
    Abstract: A system includes a wearable device, a second device remote from and in communication with the wearable device, a processor configured to generate a control signal representative of an event occurring in an environment related to the wearable device and/or the second device, and a haptic output device configured to provide haptic feedback based on the generated control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Allan Visitacion, Trevor Jones, Daniel Gregory Parker, Kohei Imoto, Keith Reed, Jesica E. Ferro, Aaron Kapelus, Neil Olien, Danny A. Grant, Robert Lacroix
  • Patent number: 10269229
    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: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Peter Stern, Scott Ramsdell, Adam Mayer, Mike Roudi, Chris Williams
  • Patent number: 10270918
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for controlling the distribution of power (e.g., current) and the temperature to individually accessible compartments enclosing subsystems of a personal communication structure (PCS) is described. The PCS includes a power distribution and temperature controller subsystem, including thermal sensors adapted to generate and transmit temperature measurement data to the temperature controller, which controls fans/blowers. The power distribution subsystem senses and controls the current delivered to the individually accessible compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Civiq Smartscapes, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Robert Bowers, Parag Naginlal Shah
  • Patent number: 10262110
    Abstract: An alarm manager identifies responders that are confirmed to be available to receive an alarm notification pertaining to a patient device through one or more computing devices. An alarm of the patient device may be suppressed in response to verifying that responders are available to receive the alarm notification. The alarm notification may be transmitted to the identified responders, and verification of receipt, acceptance, and/or completion of the alarm notification is received. An alarm notification may be retransmitted in response to a failure to verify receipt, acceptance, and/or completion within a time threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Joseph Tonna, Benjamin Brooke, Julia Beynon
  • Patent number: 10262526
    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: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James Poder, Bill Horrocks
  • Patent number: 10239448
    Abstract: An unattended occupant alert system includes a car seat that may be positioned in a vehicle. A child is selectively seated in the car seat and the car seat has a pair of shoulder straps. An electronic device is included and the electronic device is carried by a caregiver. An alarm unit is coupled between the shoulder straps to selectively and removably attach the shoulder straps together. In this way the alarm unit retains the child in the car seat and the alarm unit is turned on when the shoulder straps are attached together. The alarm unit is in thermal communication with an interior of the vehicle to detect a temperature in the vehicle. Additionally, the alarm unit is in electrical communication with the electronic device. The electronic device emits an alert when the alarm unit is turned on and the alarm unit detects a temperature that exceeds a trigger temperature. In this way the alarm unit alerts the caregiver to a potential environmental danger for the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Carl Samuel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10234307
    Abstract: Fenestration unit monitoring apparatus configured to retrofit an existing fenestration unit to incorporate components that are capable of monitoring the locked or unlocked status of the existing lock assembly and/or the panel position status of a movable panel of the fenestration unit. The fenestration unit monitoring apparatus described herein may provide a relatively easy and aesthetically pleasing option to monitor the lock status and/or panel status of an existing fenestration unit with an existing lock assembly already located thereon. The fenestration unit monitoring apparatus may be inserted into an existing lock assembly slot in a frame member of an existing fenestration unit that already contains a lock assembly without requiring removal of the lock assembly from the lock assembly slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ANDERSEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ross McGruder, Chris Buege
  • Patent number: 10235851
    Abstract: Security system against the risk of fire comprising a first fire detection element (1) connected by a flexible bridge (3) to a second fire detection element (2), with the first fire detection element (1) having some first means of lighting (4), while the second fire detection element (2) has some means of lighting (5), where the means of lighting are LEDs, in different colors, whereby achieving an easy to position detection system without any installation, that is valid for the deaf and provides information on escape routes. The system is designed to be mounted on the top edge of doors or elements of passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Alfredo Romero Redondo, Mariano Garcia Carretero, Pedro Sanz Frutos, Roberto Garcia Carretero
  • Patent number: 10223878
    Abstract: A user interface (UI) device for a premises management system may include at least one proximity sensor, a first interface component configured to illuminate in a first illumination style based on a first rule set when an individual is detected within a first range by the at least one proximity sensor, and a second interface component to receive input from the individual and configured to illuminate in a second illumination style based on a second rule set different from the first rule set when the individual is detected within a second range closer to the UI device than the first range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: David Hendler Sloo, Jeffrey Alan Boyd
  • Patent number: 10223888
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques to authenticate tags passing through detection regions against an access control list, receive data that identifies a number of people passing through or within the detection regions, compare the number people identified by the received data with the number of tags identified by the system, and cause an alarm to be asserted when a discrepancy is detected in the number people identified with the number of tags in a detection region with personnel within the detection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Stewart E. Hall, Robert F. Brewin, Scott M. Clements
  • Patent number: 10217338
    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: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MOBILE TECH, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Henson, Thaine Allison, Jason Goldberg, Justin Olson, Eric Pitt, Kris Schatz, Wade Wheeler, Ron Peters