Patents Examined by Phung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10671822
    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 protocol operation, 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, where both protocols utilize substantially the same carrier frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: RadicalID, Inc.
    Inventors: Leigh Holbrook Turner, Allan Hugh Goodman
  • Patent number: 10661810
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for controlling functions of a vehicular alarm. The method includes receiving one or more signals including location information, determining a location of the vehicle using the location information, setting one or more functions based on the location information, determining whether an alarm function is activated, and activating the one or more functions according to the setting upon determining that an alarm has been activated. The method may further include using GPS data or signals transmitted from one or more base stations (e.g., from cellular telephone base stations, computer networks, proprietary transmitters, etc.) to determine the position of the apparatus (e.g., installed in the vehicle). The apparatus may also inform a user of regulations relating to an area dependent upon its location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Victor A. Grossman
  • Patent number: 10654413
    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: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MODULAR MINING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Utter, William M. Casson, Edward A. Branscombe
  • Patent number: 10653500
    Abstract: Provided is a medical system comprising a controller unit configured to be capable of generating a first code or coded message; and a medical device unit configured to be capable of generating a second code or coded message, the medical device unit configured to be in electronic communication with the controller unit, wherein the controller unit is configured to lock the medical device unit from being used or reused if the first code or coded message does not match or is not identical to the second code or coded message. Also provided is a method of preventing use or reuse of a medical device unit as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney B. Loyd, David C. Church
  • Patent number: 10650676
    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: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gautam K. Bhat, Gregory J. Boss, Kevin C. McConnell, Minh Q. Pham
  • Patent number: 10650613
    Abstract: A system includes a machinery protection monitoring system. The machinery protection monitoring system includes a memory configured to store a plurality of alarm escalation rules associated with an operational protection function of an industrial machine, and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and configured to utilize the plurality of alarm escalation rules. The processor is also configured to receive an indication that the operational protection of the industrial machine is at least partially suspended, compare the measurement of the one or more operational parameters to at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules, and generate an alarm signal based at least in part on whether the at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules is satisfied. The alarm signal includes an indication of an adverse operational condition of the machinery protection monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman, Paul Foster Richetta
  • Patent number: 10648845
    Abstract: A display device includes: a first display area displaying first characteristics digitally, a second display area displaying each of second characteristics as a scalar value, and a third display area displaying each of third characteristics as a rotational angle, and the first to third characteristics are displayed on a same display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Tae Hyun Sung
  • Patent number: 10645526
    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: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre-Marie Lévêque, Wayne Patterson, Arunkumar Puppala
  • Patent number: 10640128
    Abstract: A vehicle control device including: a recognizer (13) that recognizes a surrounding situation of a subject vehicle; a driving controller (140 or 160) that executes driving control of controlling one or both of steering and acceleration/deceleration of the subject vehicle on the basis of the surrounding situation recognized by the recognizer; and a notifier (30 or 180) that notifies a vehicle occupant of the subject vehicle of predetermined information, wherein the driving controller sets a degree of margin for a surrounding environment set in the driving control after start of the notification of the predetermined information using the notifier to be higher than that before start of the notification of the predetermined information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi Hirose, Kentaro Ishisaka, Takashi Watanabe, Takemi Tsukada, Katsuya Yashiro, Toru Kokaki, Hisashi Matsuda, Masaya Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10636294
    Abstract: Computer system, method and computer program product are provided for supporting an operator to control a traffic system including a traffic infrastructure configured to allow the movement of real world traffic participants. A state prediction module of the computer system determines, based on time-stamped location data of trajectories, time dependent speed profiles, time dependent turn probabilities, and time dependent attraction shares corresponding to time dependent turn probabilities. It further determines a state forecast (FC1) for a given future time point based on the time dependent traffic parameters including the speed profiles, turn probabilities, and attraction shares), in conjunction with at least one existing time-dependent origin-destination-matrix and a suitable Sequential Dynamic Traffic assignment methodology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG
    Inventors: Guido Gentile, Lorenzo Meschini, Alessandro Attanasi
  • Patent number: 10636299
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems, methods and computer-readable mediums for controlling traffic using traffic rules generated based on types of vehicles and associated traffic flow rates. In one aspect, a device includes memory having computer-readable instructions stored therein and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to receive video data of traffic flowing through an intersection; based on the video data, determine if a rate of flow of the traffic is greater than a predetermined threshold; determine a correlation between the rate of flow and one of a plurality of object types if the rate of flow is not greater than the predetermined threshold; determine a rule for controlling the traffic flow through the intersection based on the correlation; and cause adjustments to traffic control settings of a traffic light at the intersection based on the rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Malkes, William S. Overstreet, Jeffery R. Price, Michael J. Tourville
  • Patent number: 10610709
    Abstract: A respirator device and method for configuring the respirator device are provided. The respirator device includes at least one respirator element and a communications device. The commination device including a memory configured to store at least one setting of the communication device. The communication device including processing circuitry in communication with the memory and the communication device. The processing circuitry is configured to receive at least one audible tone and modify at least one setting of the communication device based on the received at least one audible tone. The communication device configured to operate according to the modified at least one setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darin Kyle Thompson, Todd Ronald Hunter, David Allen Amero, Jeremy Vance Barbee, Eric James Bassani, Paul Anthony Gale, Robert Heise
  • Patent number: 10614699
    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: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Matthew J. Archer
  • Patent number: 10614711
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a parking facility for motor vehicles, including a radio transmitter for transmitting a radio signal with a predetermined level within the parking facility, a radio receiver for receiving the radio signal within the parking facility, a measuring device for measuring a level of the received radio signal, a processor for comparing the measured level to the predetermined level, the processor being designed to ascertain whether an object is located within the parking facility, based on the comparison. A corresponding method, a parking facility for motor vehicles, as well as a computer program are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 10614693
    Abstract: A dangerous situation notification apparatus includes an acoustic information management unit identifying and providing acoustic information including an acoustic source type and acoustic scene information; a user behavior information identification unit generating and providing user behavior information; a behavior context information management unit storing user behavior context information generated using the acoustic information and the user behavior information in advance, and analyzing user's current behavior context information corresponding to the acoustic information and the user behavior information detected in real time; a dangerous situation inference unit inferring whether the acoustic information or the user behavior information corresponds to a dangerous situation; and a dangerous situation notification unit providing a dangerous situation notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jong Moo Sohn, Moo Seop Kim
  • Patent number: 10604015
    Abstract: A plug-in electric vehicle comprises means for indicating driving battery charger related information inside the plug-in electric vehicle to a user of the plug-in electric vehicle. The plug-in electric vehicle comprises a battery pack for solely propelling the electrical vehicle, a dashboard configured for displaying various information about vehicle metrics and a user interface located in the dashboard of the electric vehicle. The user interface is configured for indicating information in the electric vehicle to a user of the vehicle and the user interface including an indicator having a symbol that displays a charge port pin format associated with a charge port of the electric vehicle that is used for externally charging the electric vehicle. The indicator further includes a pointer that points to a physical location of the charge port being external to the electric vehicle in terms of an orientation of the charge port relative to a driver seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Sanjeev Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 10607460
    Abstract: A door/window opening detector including an antenna having at least a first resonant frequency and a second resonant frequency associated therewith, the second resonant frequency being different from the first resonant frequency, the antenna having the first resonant frequency when in proximity to a door/window having a given dielectric constant and the second resonant frequency when not in proximity to a door/window having the given dielectric constant, and an alarm indication generator operable, in response to receiving an indication that a resonant frequency of the antenna has changed from the first resonant frequency to the second resonant frequency, for generating an alarm indication of opening of the door/window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO FIRE & SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Roni Shamsian, Max Drankovsky, Alexander Shapira
  • Patent number: 10596958
    Abstract: Vehicle systems for providing alerts of opening doors are disclosed. A system includes a camera configured to output image data of a vehicle occupant, an external environment sensor configured to output an external environment sensor output signal, one or more processors communicatively coupled to the camera and the external environment sensor, one or more memory modules communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, and machine readable instructions stored in the one or more memory modules. The system receives the image data of the vehicle occupant, predicts whether a door of the vehicle is going to be opened based on the image data of the vehicle occupant, determines whether an object is present based on the external environmental sensor output signal, and generates an alert in response to predicting that the door of the vehicle is going to be opened and determining that the object is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventor: Todd J. Rowell
  • Patent number: 10600304
    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: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Poupyrev, Antonio Xavier Cerruto, Mustafa Emre Karagozler, David Scott Allmon, Munehiko Sato, Susan Jane Wilhite, Shiho Fukuhara
  • Patent number: 10596072
    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: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DOSE HEALTH, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Hines