Patents Examined by Phung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11217075
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interactive warning system for merchandise security, comprising an interactive monitor device, in this interactive warning system, the monitor device can interact with the interactive controller and the intelligent terminal. The interactive warning system comprising an interactive controller and monitor device, in this interactive warning system, the controller and the monitor device can both connect with the intelligent terminal. The warning system in this invention include intelligent terminal, as a mode to configure the controller and the monitor device, the intelligent terminal can connect the controller and the monitor device wirelessly, to this end, the present invention can easily configure and connect the controller and the monitor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Hangzhou Langhong Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Binfeng Chen
  • Patent number: 11201755
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing a security system are described. A security server located external to a premises may be in communication with a security system and a gateway device located at the premises. A status signal may be sent to the security server. The status signal may be initiated based on an alarm event. If the security server fails to detect a message of the status signal, the security server may send one or messages indicating the failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Dawes, Chris Decenzo, Carolyn Wales
  • Patent number: 11195195
    Abstract: Various applications, systems and methods for using, and enhancing V2V communications for various purposes are described. These systems and methods leverage various aspects of satellite radio broadcasts in combination with V2V communications. In some embodiments, V2V-enabled vehicles can receive advertisements or offers from RSEs, or even other V2V enabled vehicles, in a defined Target Region, which may then be played to a user in-vehicle once a given Trigger Region has been entered. By logging all advertisements or offers played to a user and sending the log to an RSE, for example, and from there to a content provider (e.g., an SDARS service operator), verified delivery of advertisements is achieved, which allows the content provider to obtain significant revenues from advertisers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sirius XM Radio Inc.
    Inventors: Stelios Patsiokas, Paul Marko, Craig Wadin, Joan DeLuca, Jeffrey David Hayes, Stuart Cox, Richard Andrew Michalski, Mark Rindsberg, George David Mantel, Joseph Michael Smallcomb, Anh Xuan Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11197121
    Abstract: A last known location of a tracking device can be determined by using location information received at a tracking system. A disconnection event is received at the tracking system indicating that a tracking device has disconnected from a mobile device. In response, the tracking system can generate a last known location for the tracking device. Other relevant location updates, such as recent locations of the mobile device or locations of other mobile devices that connect to the tracking device are collected and associated with the disconnection event. Based on the location updates, a last known location of the tracking device can be computed and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre-Marie Lévêque, Wayne Patterson, Arunkumar Puppala
  • Patent number: 11188854
    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: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Charles Dimino, Jr., Michelle Joanne Guarino, Gabriel Joseph Othman, Tyler J. Conant
  • Patent number: 11186130
    Abstract: Disclosed is a slip hitch system for coupling and uncoupling trailers from tractors having a three point lift. The slip hitch system comprises a tractor component mounted directly to the three point lift or in other embodiments to a standard 3 point hitch connected to the tractor's 3 point lift. A trailer component is configured for mating with the tongue of one or more trailers to be moved. A tractor plate on the tractor component is configured for seating within a capture space of the trailer component. Elevation of the tractor's 3 point lift consequently lifts the trailer component and trailer tongue for trailer relocation. Once relocated, the 3 point lift is lowered and the trailer and tractor components are separated while the operator may remain in the tractor cab. Also disclosed are various locking mechanisms between the tractor and trailer components and methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Gygi, Ernest Witzel
  • Patent number: 11168451
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling vehicle accessories using a vehicle communication bus. A vehicle integration controller may be configured to monitor messages written to the vehicle communication bus to control one or more accessories equipped on the vehicle. The vehicle may be equipped with an accessory communication bus to which one or more accessory controllers are coupled. Accordingly, the vehicle integration controller may write messages to the accessory communication bus to control operation of the vehicle accessories. Additionally, the vehicle integration controller may write messages to the vehicle communication bus to adapt to operation of the vehicle accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: THE TORO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan Coyne, Jacob Johnson
  • Patent number: 11167851
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aircraft information system and a method for providing passenger information, such as flight information or entertainment information, to the passengers in an aircraft by making use of communication between at least one passenger device and the aircraft information system, the aircraft information system comprising: —storage means for storing information thereon, —one or more processing units for performing information processing, —energy providing means for providing energy to the aircraft information system, —data communication means, such as wireless communication means, for communication with the at least one passenger device, —wherein the aircraft information system is configured as autonomous unit for autonomous functioning, such as independently of further systems in the aircraft, and wherein the aircraft information system comprises: —receiving means for receiving source information relating to the aircraft for forming on the basis of the source information respecti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: MI Group B.V.
    Inventor: Job Daniel Maria Heimerikx
  • Patent number: 11164150
    Abstract: An information providing method of an electronic apparatus is disclosed. The information providing method includes checking an invoice identification number of a package selected from among one or more packages which have been packed by at least one packing worker, checking a box identification number of the package, and providing guide information for a packing inspection of the package based on the invoice identification number and the box identification number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Sung Eun Kim, Woo Jung Park, Ji Won Hwang, Jeong Seok Oh, Se Hwan Chung
  • Patent number: 11158309
    Abstract: Techniques are described for automatically distributing validated user safety alerts from a networked computing device. The networked computing device may be configured to operate as an autonomous agent to perform actions on behalf of a user without receiving direct instructions from the user. For example, the autonomous agent computing device may be configured to make certain purchases, send alerts or reminders, or perform other functions in accordance with preprogrammed rules. According to the disclosed techniques, the autonomous agent computing device is configured to automatically generate and send an alert to one or more computing devices associated with the user upon detecting a safety concern for the user. The autonomous agent also uses a signing key associated with its digital certificate, which verifies the identity of the autonomous agent, to sign the alert such that a third-party server may validate the alert prior to distribution to the destination computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Rita M. Homewood, Christopher M. Ruiz, Scott Christopher Hall, Michael J. Foster, Michelle E. Masters, Lawrence R. Belton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11151857
    Abstract: Systems and methods of determining an ergonomic assessment for a user are provided. For instance, sensor data can be received from one or more sensors implemented with an ergonomic assessment garment worn by a user. Corporeal data associated with at least one body segment of the user can be determined based at least in part on the sensor data. The corporeal data is associated with a bend angle associated with the at least one body segment. An ergonomic assessment associated with the user can be determined based at least in part on the corporeal data. The ergonomic assessment can include an indication of one or more ergonomic zones associated with the user, the one or more ergonomic zones being determined based at least in part on the bend angle associated with the at least one body segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Poupyrev, Antonio Xavier Cerruto, Mustafa Emre Karagozler, David Scott Allmon, Munehiko Sato, Susan Jane Wilhite, Shiho Fukuhara
  • Patent number: 11147489
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and methods for identifying impairment using measurement devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: Duke Hanson, Jr., Dustin Pettit, Joseph P. Newell
  • Patent number: 11145192
    Abstract: A traffic sensing alarm assembly includes a motion sensing unit that emits a focused beam of electromagnetic energy to detect a vehicle that passes through the focused beam. The motion sensing unit broadcasts an alert signal when the focused beam is interrupted. A first mount is removably attachable to the motion sensing unit to engage an edge of a road sign. A second mount is removably attachable to the motion sensing unit to rest on a dashboard of a service vehicle that is parked on a roadside. An attachment is removably coupled to the motion sensing unit to engage a rear view mirror on the service vehicle. A remote alert is worn on a service worker's clothing and the remote alert is in wireless communication with the motion sensing unit. The remote alert emits an audible alarm when the motion sensing unit broadcasts the alert signal to alert the service worker to the potential hazard of oncoming traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Brian Wright
  • Patent number: 11138866
    Abstract: A building management system tracks occupants of a building in which the building management system is installed and presents information about the occupants, including location information, to first responders during emergency and/or training events. Distributed devices of the building management system receive identification information broadcast by user devices of the occupants and sends the identification information to a control panel of the building management system. Location information for the occupants is generated based on the identification information received from the user devices and stored along with time and date information. This location information is then retrieved and presented to first responders, for example, by displaying a map of the building with icons representing the distributed devices and occupants, based on the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruno Gravel, David-Alexandre Bourbonnais
  • Patent number: 11138814
    Abstract: Systems and methods relate to, inter alia, receiving a set of sensor data from a set of sensors communicatively coupled to the electronic mobile device. The systems and methods may further include determining automatically from the set of sensor data that the collision event occurred during the operation of the automotive device. The systems and methods may further include initiating, in response to determining that the collision event occurred, a reverse communication session between the electronic mobile device and a collision management server. The electronic mobile device, via the initiated reverse communication session, may be configured to receive a first offer from a first service provider and a second offer from a second service provider. The first offer and the second offer are for servicing the automotive device by the first service provider and the second service provider, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Sanchez, Eric Dahl, Steven J. Harris
  • Patent number: 11132890
    Abstract: In an aspect, a fire detection system is described. The first detection system may include isolation circuit having an isolation switch coupled with a system line of the fire detection system and configured to isolate a first side of the system line from a second side of the system line. The isolation circuit may also include a controller coupled with the isolation switch which determines a time delay for determining to isolate the first side from the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS FIRE PROTECTION LP
    Inventor: Alexandre Gouin
  • Patent number: 11116699
    Abstract: A medication dispensing system is provided with several cooperating components which help to accommodate the responsible handling of medications. These systems include a user interface to receive input from the user and to present appropriate information/notices/alarms. Further, physical controls and multiple sensors are provided to detect tampering, misuse, and attempts to inappropriately access medications contained within the dispensing system. This misuse can thus be detected, and appropriate notifications can be provided, where appropriate. Further, by adding network communications capabilities, notices can be widely communicated to others, and operation of the medication dispensing system can be controlled and/or monitored remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Dose Health, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Hines
  • Patent number: 11109181
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for tracking chemical applications and providing warnings regarding chemical exposure times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Valmont Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Carritt, Marvin Schulz, Shane Shiplet
  • Patent number: 11100771
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing localized haptic effects are provided. The devices include a haptically enabled display device having one or more haptic actuators. The one or more haptic actuators are located in a non-viewing area of a display screen of a haptically enabled display device and cause localized haptic effects in a viewing area of the display screen. The haptically enabled display device includes a processor configured to determine haptic control signals for activating the haptic actuators. The haptic control signal activates the one or more haptic actuators to provide a localized haptic effect at a target location in the viewing area, remote from the non-viewing area location of the one or more haptic actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vahid Khoshkava, Juan Manuel Cruz Hernandez, Neil T. Olien
  • Patent number: 11100785
    Abstract: A method of requesting assistance from emergency services employs an electronic actuator that is preconfigured to communicate with authorities in the event that the actuator is used. An electronic signal is relayed from the device to remote servers, where machine learning and artificial intelligence logic is applied to the signal, before relaying a signal to the most appropriate authorities. The electronic signal may include information such as identifying and location information. The signal may also utilize various sensors or detectors, such as cameras, accelerometers, light sensors, pressure sensors, and more in order to collect and relay additional data. The response is then relayed to the authorities, who may continue to receive information about the user while in transit. In this way, the method of requesting assistance from emergency services provides security for people who may encounter emergency situations in which they cannot use a phone or mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Alex Cougar